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

Genetics Society workshop - Communicating Your Science - applications now open, deadline 28 Feb

The 2020 workshop will be held 22-24th April at the Royal Society’s Chicheley Hall (Milton Keynes). The course is open to PhD students and postdoctoral researchers working in genetics and related areas. Accommodation and meals will be covered for successful applicants.

Biochemical Society Scientific Outreach Grants, deadline 16 April

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

PERShare - Equipment available to borrow

We have a range of kit available to borrow; from cameras and microphones to gazebos and tables - all for free!

Big Biology Day Grants from the Royal Society of Biology, deadline 28 Feb

Big Biology Days are a one-day science festival, bringing together a variety of biological organisations under one roof to celebrate the life sciences by engaging the general public with an array of hands-on activities, displays and talks. Up to £500 is available for RSB members to run your own Big Biology Day in your local area.

Alzheimer's Society Dissemination Grants, deadline 28 Feb

These support the sharing of research knowledge and material beyond researcher’s own peer groups. Grants are worth up to £2,500.

Take your Research to Green Man Festival's Einstein's Garden, deadline 6 March

Green Man music festival takes place in the Brecon Beacons 20-23 August. Their science area is now looking for performers, exhibitions or anything else, apply now.

Take your research to New Scientist Live, 15-18 October 2020

New Scientist Live returns to London on 15-18 October 2020 and they're looking for speakers and performers who will engage, inform, inspire and delight. Could that be you?

Congratulations to Enriching Engagement Grants Awardees

The first awardees of the University of Oxford’s Enriching Engagement funding scheme have now been announced, and includes "Prof. Chris Lintott (PI) and Dr. Helen Spiers (project lead), Scribbling for Science in Schools: Taking Authentic Research into Schools with the Zooniverse".

Apply to take part in the Three Minute Thesis Competition, deadline 3 Feb - includes training

3 Minutes, 1 Slide…..Your Thesis! The 3 Minute Thesis competition challenges doctoral candidates to present a compelling spoken presentation on their research topic and its significance in just three minutes to a non-specialist audience.

Webinar: A guide to Speaking with Humans, Jan 15

The Alan Alda Centre for Communicating Science is providing this free webinar to cover the basics on science communication for researchers.

Take your research to the Museum of Natural History's Super Science Saturday, deadline 7 Feb

The Museum is looking for volunteers to design and deliver activity stands that have fun and hands-on activities; helping families to learn about Diversity. This Super Science Saturday takes place Saturday 14 March. Training is available.

Take your research to Science Swindon, deadline 17 Jan

This is just a last minute call for anyone who'd like to take part in this festival with a stall. The festival takes place Feb 21-22.

Microbiology Society - Education and Outreach Grants, deadline 8 April

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to support relevant science teaching or promotion initiatives, or to support developments likely to lead to an improvement in the teaching of any aspect of microbiology.

Royal Society David Attenborough award and lecture, deadline 27 Jan 2020

The David Attenborough award and lecture recognises an individual for public engagement with science in any science or technical discipline within the remit of the Royal Society. The award includes a silver medal and a cash prize of £2,500.

Take your research to ATOM science festival, 14-22 March 2020

ATOM is a growing and very family-friendly science festival located in the 'Science Vale'. There are opportunities to take part in the 'Science Market' on 14 March and the Family Science Fair at the Abingdon School on 22 March.

NERC Showcase 2020: Call for exhibits and activities, deadline 30 Jan 2020

NERC is offering an opportunity for researchers to run public engagement activities as part of their annual showcase 2020. The showcase will take place at Techniquest Science Centre in Cardiff in July 2020.

Enter the Zooniverse: An interactive light installation

The popular citizen science project, Galaxy Zoo, went super-sized at this year’s Oxford Christmas Light Festival (Friday 15 – Saturday 16 November 2019). Crowds of visitors to the vibrant annual seasonal celebration got a taste of the astronomical by helping researchers describe hundreds of images of galaxies, projected at massive scale onto to the buildings in Bonn Square. Here is a taste of the project.

Take part in FameLab 2020, deadline 28 February

The popular science communication competition is designed to find, train and mentor scientists and engineers to share their enthusiasm for research with the public. Participants from around the world engage and entertain you armed only with their wits and a few props. Prize includes training, a paid trip to Cheltenham and a cash prize.

Developing Impact Case Studies for REF2021: Policy Impacts, Weds 22 Jan 2020

Join the Research Services REF team and impact facilitators from divisional teams for a workshop which aims to help you develop your policy impact case study.

POST's Parliamentary Academic Fellowship Scheme, deadline 19 Jan 2020

The Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology (POST) are offering fellowships for researchers to contribute and work on government office projects.

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