Find the latest updates of public engagement news, opportunities, funding, and more.
This free one-day event will give you the opportunity to get hints and tips from communications experts on how you can start standing up for science, and find out how to involve the public in communicating research.
These self-paced courses, created by the National STEM Learning Centre to support STEM Ambassadors, take you through the key ingredients of creating high quality activities that cater for young people, and covers diversity and inclusion, too.
The team behind the Nappy Science and Parenting Science gangs have written up their top tips on using social media for public-led engagement - a really interesting read for anyone looking to do rich online science engagement.
Prof Mark Reed (Fast Track Impact) is offering a series of free webinars on impact, including integrating impact into your UKRI Case for Support, and writing impact for H2020 proposals.
BES actively encourage their members to promote ecological science to a wider audience and offer grants of up to £2,000.
Take your research to Westminster: Royal Society 'Week in Westminster' Pairing Scheme, deadline 5 April 2020
26 March 2020
Each year 30 research scientists are paired with UK parliamentarians and civil servants. They learn about each other’s work by spending time together in Westminster and the researcher’s institutions.
Communicating Your Science Online - Call for Contributions, and Online Training available Mon 30 March
23 March 2020
Many of us are getting used to working at home and looking for ways to spend our time. Oxford Sparks is looking to coordinate contributions from researchers working from home to share online over the next month or so, and will be holding a webinar for those looking for more information.
These grants offer up to £5k to support unexpected or significant discoveries related to STFC’s science and technology remit and may also be appropriate when the awareness of the social, cultural, or economic impacts of STFC science and technology are significantly heightened.
Climate Outreach and the University of Cardiff carried out a survey to gauge public perception of climate change and its associated risks. Here, the findings are presented alongside a guide that provides seven practical, evidence-based recommendations for communicators and practitioners working to engage the public on climate risks and adaptation.
UWE Science Communication Unit is now inviting applications for their online course covering science writing for online content. The courses is a suitable introduction to science writing techniques for non-academic audiences.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists invites entries for the Morris Markowe public engagement prize that recognises an article on a psychiatric topic aimed at the general public that is either suitable for publication, has been published, or has been commissioned by the Public Education Committee for publication. There is a £1,000 cash prize.
The Josh Award is a national prize for early-career science communicators (including researchers) to recognise the achievement of talented individuals and offers the opportunity for winners to deliver an activity at Manchester Science Festival, develop their communication skills and gain access to professional networks. There is a cash prize.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science invites nominations for the Mani L Bhaumik award for public engagement with science. This recognises contributions to public engagement with science. Self nominations are permitted.
Cancer Research UK invites nominations for its rising star in research engagement prize that recognises an individual for commitment to stimulating enthusiasm and interest in cancer research among the general public. There is a £1,000 cash prize.
Cancer Research UK invites nominations for its patient involvement prize that recognises an individual or team that involves people affected by cancer in the design, development or delivery of cancer research in a high quality and meaningful way. There is a £1000 cash prize.
The BAP Public Communication Prizes are awarded annually to reward excellence in both clinical and non-clinical science communication to the public in the area of psychopharmacology. There is a £200 cash prize.
Cancer Research UK invites nominations for its inspiring leadership in research engagement prize that recognises an individual and team members who have demonstrated significant commitment to public engagement with science and have embedded a culture of engagement within their institution or research group. There is a £5,000 cash prize.
The BIG Event is a three day get-together every summer for people interested in science communication and public engagement to share skills and experiences, develop professional links and keep up-to-date with the STEM engagement field. This is the place to hone your skills and recharge your professional batteries, pick up great ideas and show off your talents to peers.
CANCELLED How Can We Inspire and Support the Next Generation of Scientists? 13 March, 12-1pm, Physics
This talk is unfortunately cancelled, but hopefully will be rescheduled.
IF Oxford is a science and ideas festival that explores innovative ideas and creative research in and around Oxford, welcoming thousands of visitors to events in dozens of venues across the city.