Nominations Open for 2024 David Clark Prize Recognizing Exceptional STEM Educators

The ERA Foundation has opened 2024 David Clark Prize nominations. The prize recognises exceptional STEM educators in the UK who have gone above and beyond to inspire students to pursue engineering careers. This year, two David Clark Prizes will be awarded: one prize to a primary school teacher and one to a secondary school, college or UTC teacher.

Winners will receive a £3,000 personal award and £12,000 for their school to promote engineering over the next three years. The educator will provide input on utilising these school funds.

The prize assesses vision for their student’s education, creativity in engaging students, and success in sparking their interest in engineering. Work over the past five years is considered, but sustained impact over extended periods may qualify nominees.

Submit an Application

Nominations should be 600 words and include a 1-minute video showcasing the nominee’s achievements. A completed nomination form can be downloaded below and submissions must be emailed to by March 1st, 2024.

Winners will be announced at the ERA Foundation’s Annual Dinner in May 2024.

The David Clark Prize celebrates STEM educators motivating the UK’s next generation of engineering talent. We encourage exceptional teachers or those who know them to apply.

About the ERA Foundation:

Originally founded in 1920 as the Electrical Research Association, the ERA quickly established itself by researching and developing new electrical technologies. Over the decades, it expanded its focus into electronics, telecommunications, and mechanical systems, becoming a leading UK research institution. In 2001, the research operations were transferred to ERA Technology, while the original entity was renamed the ERA Foundation. Today the ERA Foundation supports electrical engineering, encouraging young engineers and promoting excellence and entrepreneurship.

For more information or queries, contact Andrew Everett,