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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'

EPSRC Impact Acceleration funding now open, 6 October 2022

EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) funding provides support for activities that will help to accelerate the impact from research that falls within the EPSRC remit. This is includes activities with public stakeholders, such as end-users or those likely to be affected by or able to enhance research impact.

Royal Academy of Engineering Ingenious Public Engagement grants, deadline 26 Sept

Ingenious grants provide £3k to £30k for projects that engage the public with engineers and engineering while providing engineers with skills and opportunities in public engagement.

Biochemical Society scientific outreach grants, deadline 30 September 2022

The Biochemical Society offers up to £1,000 that support scientific outreach and public engagement activities that communicate the excitement of molecular bioscience to young people and the community.

Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Grants, deadlines 4 July and 4 September 2022

Royal Society of Chemistry offers up to £10,000 to enable members, individuals and organisations to run chemistry-based public and schools engagement activities. The scheme has a monthly deadline. Presently they are particularly interested in projects themed on 'sustainability'.

Webinar - from Open and Citizen Science to Activism: Roles for Academic Staff, 7 July

The Erasmus+ INOS project are hosting this seminar for anyone interested in getting a better understanding of how academia can lead and foster social action, particularly in the context of climate change and biodiversity loss.

Society for Applied Microbiology Public Engagement Grants, no deadline

The Society for Applied Microbiology provides up to £4,000 to support events where aspects of microbiology are promoted to the general public and other relevant stakeholders.

Online workshop: Policy Engagement for Researchers, 29 July, deadline 4 July

Sense about Science are running this free online workshop for STEM and social science early career researchers, trainees and medical professionals as part of their Voice of Young Science network.

How to write long-form features, with The Conversation’s Insights editors - Free Online Training, 5 July

Are you an academic, researcher or PhD candidate conducting a study that could be turned into a long-form story? The Conversation UK’s Insights team is offering a new training session in long-form feature writing.

Get involved with Science Together, deadline 31 July

Sign up now to be part of Science Together in 22/23! Work with local community groups to co-develop research projects that are grounded in local needs, interests and perspectives. No experience required, full training and support is provided and the projects are given a small seed fund to get them off the ground.

Alzheimer's Research UK Inspire Fund, deadline 4 August 2022

Azheimer's Research UK offer up to £25k to engage and empower the public by improving understanding of dementia and sharing the benefits of dementia research.

Free online training: Equity in Informal STEM Learning: Using the Equity Compass

This course created by UCL and hosted by FutureLearn introduces the Equity Compass tool as a framework to help you support all learners and promote equity in informal STEM learning. This could be useful for developing outreach and engagement work.

European Geosciences Union Public Engagement Grants, deadline 17 June 2022

The European Geosciences Union (EGU) offer grants up to €1500 to celebrate and recognise excellent science communication in the Earth, planetary and space sciences. Grants are open to EGU members.

Royal Society of Biology Outreach and Engagement Award, deadline 1 July 2022

Royal Society of Biology are inviting nominations for these awards, which recognise excellence in outreach and engagement in the biosciences by researchers. There are 'leadership' and 'new researcher' categories, each comes with a cash prize.

John Maddox Prize, nominations deadline 16 May

The John Maddox Prize recognises the work of an individual to promote sound science and evidence on a matter of public interest, facing difficulty or hostility in doing so. There is an additional prize for early career researchers.

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

The American Association for the Advancement of Science invites nominations for the Mani L Bhaumik award for public engagement with science, which recognises contributions to public engagement with science. The award includes a cash prize.

AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science, deadline 30 June

The American Association for the Advancement of Science invites nominations for its early-career award for public engagement with science, which recognises early-career scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence in their contribution to public engagement with science activities. The prize comes with a cash prize.

Interact 2022: An Engagement Symposium for the Physical Sciences, 14 Sept

As part of UKRI ,the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and partners are pleased to announce this landmark symposium will be returning as a face-to-face event on Wednesday 14th September 2022 at Cardiff City Hall in partnership with Cardiff University.

British Ecological Society Ecological Engagement Award, deadline 25 April

This award recognises an ecologist who has bridged the gap between ecology and other groups. The award comes with a cash prize, which is presented at the society’s annual meeting.

NERC: Engaging the public with environmental science, deadline 18 May

The Natural Environment Research Council offers £5-10,000 to support projects that develop new ways to engage the public with environmental science.

Free online course: How to Write About Science for Kids

Lifeology has created this free step by step guide that takes you through some of the key ingredients of good science writing for kids.

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