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

Priyanka at live final

Nominations open for Institute of Physics Awards - education, outreach, widening participation and public engagement - Deadline 13 Jan

The Institute of Physics awards medals to individuals who have made distinguished contributions to physics and have six medals covering education, widening participation and public engagement.

Free Webinar: Making your research more accessible, 2 Dec

The Physiological Society are hosting this free webinar by Science Education Consultant Sai Pathmanathan. It will be particularly useful for researchers with little experience of public engagement. Sign up by 28 Nov.

Online Course: Citizen Science Projects: How to Make a Difference, Nov 18

This online course, hosted by Future Learn and developed by WeObserve aims to help participants discover how to build citizen science projects to address environmental issues and create positive change.

Little Book of Evaluation Tools: Curiosity Carnival

A handy, short guide to a number of different methods you can use to evaluate different engagement activities, including their pros, cons and examples of how they were each used during the Curiosity Carnival, 2017.

Take your science to Larkrise Primary School Science Day, 12 March 2020

Larkrise Primary School, a state school in Oxford, is holding its first Science Day on Thursday 12 March 2020 and are looking for people to bring along interactive activities.

Alzheimer's Society Dissemination Grants, deadline 30 Nov

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

Oxford Sparks - what's coming up?

What's coming up at Oxford Sparks over the next few months?

University PER Seed Funds re-open for applications, deadline 5 December

Up to £4,000 is available to support the development, creation or evaluation of public engagement with research.

Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Grants, deadline 13 Jan 2020

The Royal Society of Chemistry offers £500 to £2000 in small grants and up to £20,000 for large grants to support chemistry-based public and schools engagement activities.

Physiological Society Large Outreach Grants, deadline 31 Jan 2020

The Physiological Society is offering up to £20,000 to support increasing the understanding and awareness of physiology.

Would you like to do public engagement with research at Glastonbury Festival 2020? Deadline 14 Nov

For the 50th Anniversary, there will be a new science area in the Green Futures field, and the organisers are welcoming applications for exciting interactive science stalls.

PER Conference 2020 - Save the Date and Call for Contributions, deadline 29 Nov

The University of Oxford’s second Public Engagement with Research Conference will take place on Wednesday, 8th July 2020. The team organising it are currently looking for ideas and expressions of interest for contributions to the conference.

Calls for proposals for British Science Festival 2020 now open, deadline 6 Jan

Next year's British Science Festival is being hosted by Anglia Ruskin University, 8-12 September 2020, and is inviting proposals aimed at non-specialist adults (16+) with a broad interest in science.

Science Shop on a successful field trip with follow-up workshop

22 Oxford PhD students in Environmental Research visited the Cotswolds last week and heard about local issues

Free online course on Open Science principles for the Life Sciences, deadline 18 Oct

The ORION Open Science project has developed a brand new live course for life sciences and biomedical researchers that will start on 21 October 2019. The ORION MOOC for Open Science in the Life Sciences helps scientists share their research with the world more effectively.

Wellcome is looking for 25 trailblazing examples of public engagement, deadline 8 Nov

Wellcome is currently looking for case studies to illustrate and celebrate what outcomes-focussed public engagement looks like in practice. Those chosen will be published and showcased within the research community to inspire researchers to do public engagement that makes a difference.

MPLS Impact Awards 2020 Open for Nominations, deadline 9 Dec

The MPLS Impact Awards are now open for nominations and include a specific category for Public Engagement with Research, and are open to researchers from across MPLS, DPhil up.

2019-20 PER training programme - booking now open

The dates for the upcoming year's training sessions are now available, booking for Michaelmas term sessions are now available.

EPSRC Telling tales of engagement competition, deadline 12 Dec

Three awards of up to £10,000 are available to help capture the wider impact of digital economy research and to provide researchers with the opportunity to tell their story of research impact in an interesting and engaging way to a wider audience.

Writing for the Stage Workshop, 19 Oct and 23 Nov

TORCH is collaborating with Pop Up Projects and local youth groups to deliver two one-day workshops for young people. Led by Sudha Bhuchar, an experienced actor, playwright and artistic director, your role will be to work with the attendees and help them to produce a short piece of writing for the stage based on, or in response to, their own life experiences.

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