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

Biochemical Society Scientific Outreach Grants, deadline extended: 24 September

This scheme supports the development of scientific outreach and public engagement activities that communicate the excitement of molecular bioscience to young people and the community with sums of up to £1,000

PER Conference 2020 - session videos and materials available - watch them before they're gone!

The University's PER Conference (7-10 July 2020) session videos and slides, etc., will be online for another month.

Mother Earth: Taking Research to School Children During the Pandemic

In 2020 summer term, as schools closed down due to the corona virus pandemic, Cowley Road Works facilitated projects to bring together researchers and school students in an engagement project for children to access from their homes. Originally envisaged as a project to bring research to life as part of the Carnival in July, here we report how the modified online project went.

EGU Public Engagement Grants, deadline 15 Feb 2021

The European Geoscience Union public engagement grants offer up to €1,500 to support the development of outreach projects that raise awareness of geoscience outside the scientific community.

STFC Legacy Awards - deadline 11 Feb 2021

The Science and Technology Facilities Council invites applications for its public engagement legacy awards that provide up to £50,000 to enable STFC grant-funded public engagement programmes to continue to grow and evolve over time based on learning and evaluation.

STFC Nucleus Awards, deadline 21 Jan 2021

The Science and Technology Facilities Council invites proposals for its public engagement nucleus awards that provide up to £100,000 to support novel public engagement programmes that inspire and involve target audiences with stories of STFC science and technology, and build and sustain public engagement networks that develop communities of practice.

Society of Endocrinology Public Engagement Grants, deadline 23 Sept 2020

The Society for Endocrinology invites applications for its public engagement grants, which support the organisation and delivery of outreach activities that engage audiences with hormones and the impact of endocrinology. Up to £1,000 is available.

British Educational Research Association Public Engagement and Impact Award, deadline 2 Oct 2020

This recognises the impact of research and practice in the education community and how they have demonstrably engaged the public. Two awards worth £500 each are available.

Royal College of Psychiatrists Morris Markowe public engagement prize, deadline 1 Oct 2020

The Royal College of Psychiatrists invites entries for the Morris Markowe public engagement prize, which recognises an article on a psychiatric topic aimed at the wider, non-specialist public. There is a cash prize of £1,000.

European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy Public Engagement Award, deadline 20 Oct 2020

The European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy invites nominations for its public engagement award, which recognises activities that have engaged the public in gene and cell therapy research. There's a cash prize of €500 and complimentary registration to their annual congress.

Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Grants, deadline 14 Sept 2020

The Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund provides financial support to members and non-members through small (up to £5k) and large grants (up to £10k) to enable chemistry-based public and schools engagement activities.

Wellcome Enriching Engagement funded projects announced

Seven projects from Medical Sciences and MPLS have been awarded funding in Round 2 of the Enriching Engagement grant scheme. They join the six Round 1 projects awarded in November 2019. Have a read of the project summaries for a bit of inspiration.

University PER Seed Funds open for applications, deadline, 23 October 2020

The University’s Public Engagement with Research Seed Fund provides up to £4,000 for researchers to develop a new activity or enhance an existing Public Engagement with Research project.

A guide to using virtual events to facilitate community building

This new guide from the Centre for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement presents a range of 'recipes' of how to do various different event formats virtually, with plenty of useful practical tips and tricks.

Public Attitudes to Science 2019 Report

The Public Attitudes to Science surveys take place every five or so years, taking the pulse of the nation in terms of how people feel about science - covering various aspects of engagement with and trust of science, as well as attitudes towards specific topics.

Take your research to Cardiff Science Festival, 18-21 Feb 2021

Cardiff Science Festival are welcoming expressions of interest from anyone interesting in hosting an event, face-to-face or virtually, at their upcoming festival.

Healthcare Infection Society Public Engagement Grants, deadline 1 September 2020

The Healthcare Infection Society public engagement grants provide up to £1,000 to support events where aspects of clinical microbiology, infection prevention and control, and healthcare associated infections are promoted to the public and other relevant stakeholders. Applicant must include a member of the society.

Palaeontological Association Public Engagement Grants, deadline 1 September 2020

The Palaeontological Association invites applications for its engagement grants that offer up to £8,000, with the aim of encouraging educational outreach, public engagement and related initiatives in paleontological themes - only open to Palaeontological Association members.

STFC Leadership Fellows in Public Engagement, deadline 1 October 2020

The Science and Technology Facilities Council offers funding up to £160,000 for up to three year projects as part of their leadership fellows in public engagement scheme that enables researchers in an STFC-funded area of science and technology to deliver a prolonged, thematic programme of public engagement with the aim to create a network of highly-skilled practitioners of public engagement with STFC science who inspire and involve colleagues, students, and the public in their activities. A substantial part of the activities must also be concerned with leadership and capacity building.

RAEng Ingenious Public Engagement Grants, deadline 28 Sept 2020

Royal Academy of Engineering funding to support public engagement with engineers and engineering while providing engineers with skills and opportunities in public engagement. From £3,000 to £30,000 available.

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