Call for Nominations: 2024 David Clark Prize for STEM Educators

The ERA Foundation is now accepting nominations for the prestigious 2024 David Clark Prize, which recognises exceptional STEM educators across the UK. The prize is intended for those who have excelled in encouraging students to consider careers in engineering. In 2024, two prizes will be awarded: one to an outstanding primary school teacher and the other to a secondary school, college, or UTC educator.

Winners of the prize will receive a personal award of £3,000, along with a substantial £12,000 for their school, intended to support engineering initiatives over three years. The award-winning educators will play an integral role in deciding how these funds will be utilised at their schools.

The selection criteria for the prize focus on the educator’s vision for student education, their creative methods in engaging students, and the effectiveness in stimulating interest in engineering. While recent work from the past five years is primarily considered, nominees with a longer-term impact are also in contention.

To nominate, a 600-word submission and a 1-minute video showcasing the educator’s achievements are required. The nomination form is available for download at, and completed forms should be emailed to by the deadline of March 1st, 2024.

The award recipients will be announced at the ERA Foundation’s Annual Dinner in May 2024.

The David Clark Prize is a tribute to the dedication of STEM educators who are inspiring the next generation of engineering professionals in the UK. The Foundation encourages exceptional teachers or those who know of such educators to apply for this esteemed recognition.