The Gatsby Plant Science Education Programme, based at Cambridge University Botanic Gardens and the Sainsbury Lab, works to inspire students with the fascination of plant science, and to educate them about plant science’s key role in tackling major global problems.
Following a successful inaugural series of Plant Science Masterclasses for A-level students held in Cambridge, we wish to support other organisations in running similar events. Based on the long-running Gatsby Summer School model, we anticipate that each Masterclass would involve a talk by a researcher, a tutorial session, and a Q&A session with the speaker. The series as a whole should address a topic of interest and importance to the youth audience, such as tackling climate change or addressing food security, and have a broad focus on plant sciences. Masterclasses should be primarily aimed at students aged between 16-19.
We are able to offer a small number of grants to UK Institutions to support these events. Grants are available for up to £2500.
The deadline for grant applications is 15 July 2016.
Please see the attached background information and application form for further details:
If you have any queries about applying for the Grant, please contact Harriet Truscott, email@example.com, 01223 748 455.