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

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Applications are now open for the Public Engagement and Research Micro-Internship! This is a 5 day work experience placement based within the Public Engagement with Research Team in Research Services, and is open to all research staff across the University to apply.

Dr Cedric Tan (Zoology) has been awarded a knowledge exchange seed fund to to design an immersive escape room for conservation education. You can also apply for funds to support your public activities through this fund.

TORCH has a pitch at this year’s Offbeat festival – and we’d like to give you a chance to showcase your work. Have you written poems about your practice? Composed songs about your subject? We want to hear from you!

Eligible researchers can apply for this scheme via the Society for Applied Microbiology scheme. The scheme offers a 2-6 week placement in a media outlet, plus living costs.

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.

The list of project summaries for this year's PER Seed Fund projects are now available - 12 projects were funded in total, three from MPLS researchers. Take a look, for inspiration and ideas.

The Public Engagement with Research team in Research services have shared an evaluation planning template and a list of evaluation tools you can use. These were first used as part of the PER Forum intro to evaluation.

in2scienceUK creates opportunities for year 12 students from low-income backgrounds to progress to science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) degrees and careers, so they can achieve their potential to become the next generation of innovators and pioneers. They are now looking for hosts, so sign up now.

The Inspire Fund provides three different levels of funding (up to £5, 15 or 30k) for innovative projects that engage the public with dementia and the life-changing research going on into the condition.

The Josh Award is the UK’s national award in STEM communication, established to recognise and encourage talented practitioners, who are in their early professional career, to pursue innovation and creativity in science communication and engagement.

The Society for Endocrinology invites applications for up to £1,000 to support the organisation and delivery of outreach activities, aimed at school children or the wider public, that engage audiences with hormones and the impact of endocrinology.

In 2019, The Public Engagement with Research (PER) team will be facilitating a range of events to support researchers and staff to evaluate PER activities.

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.

The BIG Event is a three day get-together every summer to share skills and experiences, develop professional links and keep up-to-date with the STEM engagement field.

This funding, previously known as the Provision for Public Engagement, helps Wellcome grantholders engage the public with their research, up to £250,000 is avialable.

BES actively encourage their members to promote ecological science to a wide audience and offer grants of up to £2,000.

As part of the Bacterial World exhibition programme, the Museum of Natural History are hosting an event called the No Bell Prize on Wednesday 15 May 2019 from 6.30-8pm and are seeking researchers to get involved.

Media Skills Training for Scientists from the Royal Society team – Screenhouse - with special guest, Alok Jha, newly appointed Economist science correspondent, former ITN News at Ten science reporter and writer for the Guardian

The 2019 Full STEAM Ahead Family Fun Day will take place on Saturday 8th June 2019 from noon until 5pm at the Harwell Science Campus Sport’s Field.

This course will empower researchers to develop a personalised and proactive public engagement plan. It will take place on the Wellcome Genome Campus near Cambridge. Deadline to apply is 16 April.

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