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

Standing up for Science Webinar Wednesday 29 April - deadline 13 April to apply

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.

Free online courses - inspiring young people with STEM

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.

Top tips on running public-led engagement using social media

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.

Free Interactive Webinars on all things Impact

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.

EXTENDED DEADLINE British Ecological Society outreach grants - deadline 3 April

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

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

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.

STFC Public Engagement reaction awards, no deadline

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.

Engaging the public on climate risks and adaptation: a briefing with survey results and guidance

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.

Online Course: Applied Science Communication: Online and Media Writing

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.

Royal College of Psychiatrists Morris Markowe public engagement prize, deadline 1 May

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.

Josh Award applications now open, deadline 14 April

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.

Mani L Bhaumik award for public engagement with science, deadline 30 June 2020

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 Rising Star in Research Engagement Prize, deadline 9 April

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 Patient Involvement Prize, deadline 9 April

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.

British Association for Psychopharmacology Public communication prizes, deadline 31 May

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 Inspiring leadership in research engagement prize, deadline 9 April

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.

BIG Event, 22-24 July, Cardiff, registration now open

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.

Applications open for IF-Oxford, 16-26 October, deadline 30 April

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.

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