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Find the latest updates of public engagement news, opportunities, funding, and more.

Priyanka Dhopade at the final of 'I'm a researcher'

New Case Study: Genome Detectives - Unleashing the Power of Online Citizen Science in Genomic Research

Dr Frances Colles (Biology) talks through the Genome Detectives project, an online citizen science initiative designed to decode the complexities of bacterial genomes.

British Ecological Society Engagement Award, deadline 3 April

The British Ecological Society Engagement Award recognises an ecologist who has ridged the gap between ecology and other groups. The award includes a cash prize of £1000.

Nominate: John Maddox Prizes, deadline 20 May

The John Maddox Prize from Sense About Science and Nature is a prestigious award presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to promoting sound science on a matter of public interest, whilst facing difficulty or hostility in doing so.

MPLS Impact Awards, deadline 25 April

In their twelfth year, these awards recognise and celebrate impacts achieved by researchers.

Royal Society Policy Associate Scheme, deadline 11 April

This scheme provides an opportunity for Royal Society funded University Research Fellows and Dorothy Hodgkin Fellows to undertake a secondment in a science policy environment.

Online: Make Surveys Sexy Again: Using Surveys to Evaluate Impact, 29 May

This free event from the Universities Policy Engagement Network (UPEN) will familiarise you with effective survey design for evaluating impact, whilst minimising respondent burden.

STFC leadership fellowships in public engagement, deadline 7 May

The STFC Public Engagement Leadership fellowship scheme enables researchers to lead engaging the public with Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) supported science, technology or facilities.

Eric and Wendy Schmidt Excellence in Science Communication Awards, deadline 31 March

The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine in partnership with Schmidt Sciences encourage high quality science communication, including from early career and established research scientists.

Hybrid: Science Under Pressure: Restoring Public Confidence, 29 May

Sense About Science are hosting this hybrid event looking at how the relationship between science and the public might be improved.

Online session: Getting Started in Policy Engagement, 10 April

This session, designed for early career researchers, DPhil students and professionals services staff, aims to help those new to policy engagement to increase their understanding of how to engage with policy makers.

Graduate students, get involved with the Local Policy Lab, deadline 2 April

The project offers a fellowship program for graduate students interested in engaging with policy around 'health' and 'climate', providing opportunities for mentorship, collaboration with local authorities and community groups, and professional development.

Take your research to the Museum of Natural History and Pitt Rivers Fair Water Late night, 17 May

The Museum of Natural History and Pitt Rivers museums are hosting a late night event for the public supporting their 'Fair Water' exhibition. They're inviting researchers working related to the topic to get involved.

Take part in the Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT)

DPhil students are invited to join the training session on 26th April, and the Oxford final on 24th May.

Take your research to Green Man Music Festival, 15-18 Aug

Green Man festival is inviting applications to host a stall at the popular family-friendly festival in Wales, in their science-focussed area, Einstein's Garden.

National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research - Public Engagement funding, rolling deadline

NC3Rs offers up to £1,500 to support NC3Rs-funded researchers to engage the public with the approaches being taken to replace, reduce and refine animal use in science.

New Case Study: Beats and Beams - Laurence Wroe's Funky Drums and Particle Accelerators Workshop

Read about Laurence's thoughtful and award-winning engagement project merging particle accelerator physics with music for young people.

Microbiology Society education and outreach grants, deadline 1 April

The Microbiology Society offers up to £1,000 to support its members to do relevant science teaching or promotion initiatives, or developments likely to lead to an improvement in the teaching of any aspect of microbiology.

Sense about Science: Stand Up for Science Workshop, deadline extended 28 February

Sense about Science are running a Standing up for Science workshop for Early Career Researchers (ECRs) on Friday 1st March at the Institute of Physics (London), as part of our Voice of Young Science network.

International Centre for Mathematical Sciences, public engagement activities fund, no deadline

This supports activities related to the mathematical sciences to address public audiences through training events for early career researchers, public engagement community forum events, and other relevant public engagement activities.

Paleontological Society Outreach and Education Grant, deadline 2 March

The Paleontological Society Outreach and Education Grant provides up to $2,500 USD to support to their members develop and deliver programs and activities involving educational outreach and community engagement.

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