Funding - Alzheimer's Society Dissemination Grants - deadline 30 August
14 June 2019
Public Engagement - funding
The Alzheimer's Society's new dissemination grants scheme provides funding to support the sharing of research knowledge and material beyond researcher’s own peer groups. It encourages researchers to communicate and engage with people who may be helped and supported by the outcomes of their research.
Grants are available up to £2,500.
Target audiences may include people affected by dementia, professional carers and care home staff; clinicians, nurses, psychologists and other allied health professions; as well as NHS employees, managers, commissioners and policy makers.
The aim of these grants is to encourage people to understand how research outcomes can improve their work or lives, and how the research findings could be used in future practice and help people affected by dementia
Alzheimer’s Society welcomes creative dissemination ideas. Examples of dissemination activities may include:
- public engagement workshops;
- cross-disciplinary conferences e.g., across clinical, social and biomedical research fields and/or involvement of people affected by dementia in the development or delivery of conferences;
- artistic exhibits, performances or festivals;
- adapting materials for different audiences;
- interactive technologies, databases and audio-visual products;
- media events (such as interviews, or television or radio presentations) or written articles in newspapers or weekly or monthly magazines;
- software or NetWare;
- educational aids, instruments or equipment;
- virtual networking and interactions.
Please note the following activities are not eligible for this scheme: conference attendance; journal publications; and apps designed for people affected by dementia that are not research-focused.
For more details and to apply, visit the Alzheimer's Society's website.
This is a recurring scheme that has deadlines in May, August and November.
What to read next
21 May 2019
The American Association for the Advancement of Science invites nominations for the Mani L Bhaumik award for public engagement with science. This recognises contributions to public engagement with science.
29 May 2019
The Exhibition is the Royal Society's flagship public engagement event with more than 14,000 visitors each year. In the past, exhibitors have featured in media such as The One Show, The Guardian and The Daily Mail. This makes it an excellent opportunity to raise the profile of your research.
Immersive Technologies, Destination Oxford: A taste of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality for newbies, veterans and futurists, 20 June
14 June 2019
This event brings together researchers, students and industry leaders with a shared interest in immersive technologies. Organisations from around the world will showcase the use of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality with a broad range of applications: immersive pedagogy, medical treatments, cultural heritage, robotics and more. The programme features guest lectures from Unity, the game engine behind Pokemon Go, and NVIDIA, along with flash talks, demonstrations, and opportunities for networking.