Biochemical Society Scientific Outreach Grants, deadline extended: 24 September
3 September 2020
Public Engagement - funding
This scheme supports the development of scientific outreach and public engagement activities that communicate the excitement of molecular bioscience to young people and the community with sums of up to £1,000
The Society wishes to support scientific outreach activities that communicate the excitement of molecular bioscience to young people and the community.
Applications are invited for sums up to £1,000 to assist with the direct costs associated with an event and expenses incurred (e.g. transport and/or teacher cover).
The Biochemical Society must be acknowledged at the event and in the resources produced. Copies of all materials generated should be submitted to the Society to disseminate to others where appropriate. A short report of the activity and an evaluation is a condition of the grant. Applicants will not be eligible to apply for future Scientific Outreach Grants until a report and evaluation is complete.
You can read examples of previously funded schemes - a great way to get inspiration and gauge whether this scheme is a good fit for your ideas.
Rather than running two rounds as per usual, due to the covid-19 pandemic, they are instead extending the earlier round from April to close on 24 September. Applications are to be submitted online.
- How appropriate the proposed approach is for the intended target audience
- How closely relevant to molecular bioscience the project is (wider topics are acceptable for younger age groups)
- The potential and actual reach - number of people attending
- Consideration to widening participation - i.e., under-represented groups
- Clarity of evaluation plan (you will be expected to report on your evaluation)
- How feasible the plan is within the intended timescales
- Inclusion on hands-on practicals
Plus additional criteria:
- Collaborations between multiple organisations
- Establish of relationships between schools and universities/industry
- Promotion of molecular bioscience careers
- Track record of applicant
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