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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'

Free workshops: Policy engagement: who cares? 11 Jan and 8 Feb

These workshops, from Social Sciences Engagement and Impact team in collaboration with the OPEN team, have been designed for researchers and professional services staff in any Division to help you explore how stakeholder analysis can contribute to more effective engagement with the policymaking community, and to hone your skills

Free short online course: How to communicate scientific uncertainty

This short online course from Lifeology gives you an overview of some of the key points about communicating scientific uncertainty, particularly in relation to emerging science.

Online Course: Social media for scientists, 10-11 Jan 2023

A two-day introductory online course for scientists wanting to learn the nuts and bolts of using social media and how to create stand-out content.

Take your research to Oxford Brookes Science Bazaar 2023, EoI deadline 30 December 2022

Oxford Brookes popular Science Bazaar is looking for expressions of interest - the event takes place Sat 18 Feb 2023.

COMING SOON: Royal Society Outreach grants, deadlines 16 Jan, 6 March 2023

The Royal Society of Chemistry offers up to £10k through small and large grants to support members, individuals and organisations to run chemistry-based public and schools engagement activities. The scheme has rolling monthly deadlines throughout 2023.

Equality, Diversity an Inclusion in public engagement: an online hub

The national coordinating centre for public engagement have launched a new online hub to bring together useful resources and a starting guide to support engagement professionals with developing inclusive practice.

Environmental Engagement in Practice: Evaluation, sustainability and making a case, 12 Jan 2023

A free one day online workshop on evaluation, developing sustainable engagement practice, and evidencing the value of engagement.

STFC Public Engagement Leadership Fellowship, deadline 12 Jan 2023

Up to £225k is available for researchers working in STFC areas to undertake a prolonged programme of public engagement, and play a crucial role in championing PE in their institution and discipline.

University Knowledge Exchange Seed Fund, deadline 2 December 2022

The KE Seed Fund offers up to £5k to support early-stage knowledge exchange activities.

Wanted: researchers interested in loneliness amongst older people for Science Together

The Science Together: Oxford Researchers and Communities (STORC) programme is looking for researchers with an interest in aging populations and tackling loneliness in the older generations, or for researchers who could provide impact analysis skills.

STFC Legacy Awards - Deadline 24 Nov 2022

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

How to Practice Culturally Relevant SciComm, free online course

This brief, accessible online course from Lifeology takes you through key concepts and tips to make sure your science communication connects with your audience.

Animate to Communicate, Tues 29 November, 2-3pm, Oxford

Come along to this talk from the expert animation studio behind a plethora of research animations to find out more about using animation to communicate your research.

How to make a difference in science policy with your research, 21 Nov

This training from Methods for Change will introduce you to the differences in culture between research and policy and provide you with tools to chart your path to impact.

Royal Society Public Engagement Fund, deadline 28 November 2022

This fund enables Royal Society research fellows to create and lead public engagement projects based on their research, with between £500 and £10,000. There is also an 'extension' scheme for those who have held RS PE funding in the past. Applications to work with school groups are welcome but they are also keen to see applications to engage with wider groups.

University PER Seed Fund, deadline 31 December 2022

The University offers up to £6,000 to support new or enhance existing public engagement with research activities and projects. This year they especially welcome participatory research activities.

PER Culture Change Fund, deadline 25 November 2022

Up to £15,000 per year for two years is available to support activities and initiatives that are designed to build capacity for and embed effective public engagement with research within a department's culture and practices.

Take your research to Glastonbury Festival, deadline 8 November 2022

Applications are now open to take interactive science stalls to the famous Glastonbury music festival.

Working with the University's Garden's Libraries and Museums to engage the public: A Toolkit for Researchers

If you're interested in finding out what public engagement with research the University's Gardens Libraries and Museums can offer and support, this toolkit is for you; whether you're a researcher or supporting researchers.

Excellent online science communication training for a fiver every Friday

Science communication and public engagement expert, Steve Cross, has brought together an excellent bunch of skilled and knowledgeable trainers to offer affordable and useful training every Friday lunchtime.

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