We aim to influence education policy and practice, ensuring all young people develop the understanding and skills required to play an informed role in society. We also support the development and progression of young scientists and social scientists.

Our current focus is on primary education, secondary education transitions, and science and mathematics education. This includes projects relating to speech and language impairments and interventions to address them across all age groups.

We are also interested in Early Years Education and Childcare, for which we have a separate programme. In recent years, we have also funded projects on student parents and women's education.

We support research and its translation into policy and practice. You can find out more about research projects on the our work in this area section of this page. For information about funding, see apply for funding

We have also developed resources and approaches that exemplify effective educational practice. Visit our teachers section for access to hundreds of free resources and information about courses and projects.  

Through our Nuffield Research Placements we provide opportunities for school and college students to take part in STEM-related research.

We also enable and contribute to policy debates.