Find the latest updates of public engagement news, opportunities, funding, and more.
The PER Culture Change Fund offers £1.5k-4k for projects to help Oxford departments develop their capacity & confidence for public engagement with research.
Dr Alexander Mushtukov or Dr Orazio Scarlatella (Physics) are amongst 11 researchers being awarded the Stephen Hawking Fellowship that aims to answer the greatest unanswered questions in science and bring these fundamental questions about the nature of the universe to a wider audience through public engagement activities.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists invites entries for the Morris Markowe public engagement prize. This recognises an article on a psychiatric topic aimed at the general public that is suitable for publication, and comes with a £1,000 cash prize.
Applications open 30 June. 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.
EPSRC is offering up to £200k for three years (including time buyout and activity costs) to support the development, delivery and evaluation of public engagement for a research within their information and communication technology portfolio area, and to encourage public engagement within their organisation and wider community.
NERC 'growing roots' engaging the public with environmental science funding, DEADLINE EXTENDED 1 OCT
NERC is offering up to £7k to supports projects that develop new ways to engage the public with environmental science.
NERC climate scientists are invited to participate in a new public engagement, and professional development looking to engage young people with their environmental science research, and develop their digital and youth engagement capacity.
17 August 2021
A guest post by Conservation Optimism about their recent podcasting mentoring programme for the Department of Zoology (part of a project funded by the Departmental Public Engagement with Research Seed Fund). Conservation Optimism is "a global community dedicated to sharing stories and resources to empower people from all backgrounds to make a positive impact for wildlife and nature".
From Michaelmas 2021, Oxford Sparks - the University's platform for digital science engagement - will be regularly creating and publishing live action video content. Would you like to share your research with others? Submit an expression of interest now!
The British Ecological Society offer grants up to £2,000 to encourage and support their members to promote ecological science to wider audience.
12 August 2021
UKRI are running this compeitition for early career researchers (PhD students and post-docs) whose research links to the food security challenge. Winners receive a 2 day storytelling masterclass and opportunity to present their research in a public-facing final.
This scheme supports projects that engage the public with planetary science. Grants are worth between €1,000 and €5,000.
Lee McIntyre writing in Nature talks about how to go about engaging with science deniers and skeptics.
This BIG Skills Day will take place in Science Oxford and is for anyone who develops and delivers informal science learning experiences, especially for young people.
The Re-think Sci Comm project is hosting this online workshop series is aimed at engaging the community of science communication professionals and scholars in order to reflect on the latest research outcomes together.
Royal Society of Chemistry offers small (up to £5,000) with a monthly deadline and large (up to £10,000) grants, with 6 deadline, to enable members, individuals and organisations to run chemistry-based public and schools engagement activities.
The History of Science museum is looking for masters and DPhil students and postdocs to get involved with their 'science shorts' programme supporting their current Meat Your Future exhibition.
The University of Oxford's small grants scheme provides £2-4k for researchers to develop, deliver and evaluate Public Engagement with Research projects and activities.
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.
6 August 2021
The Summer Science Exhibition welcomes thousands of visits and is an excellent high profile opportunity to engage a variety of audiences through interactive displays and activities.