Start your application

To apply for a Curious Minds Award, you'll need to register your school with us.

Please note that when you register, we ask for the details of one school representative. The teacher who registers with us will go on to receive all SFI communications on behalf of their school.

The registration deadline has been extended for Silver and Gold Awards. Registration will be possible up until 20 April 2023, however we recommend applicants register before this date.

The full Award applications must be submitted by 21 April 2023.


Once you've registered your school, we'll send an email with login details for our online system, SESAME. You can then use SESAME to complete your Award application.

First time applicants

If it's your first time submitting your school for an award, check out our First Time Entrants page. We give you step-by-step guidance on the Awards application process.

First Time Entrants

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Registering for the SFI Curious Minds Award

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