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"Public engagement activities – where researchers share their ideas with the public and in return get new perspectives on their research – can inspire learning, enhance research and help to improve health."

This funding, previously known as the Provision for Public Engagement, helps Wellcome grantholders engage the public with their research. To be clear: you must already have been awarded a Wellcome grant.

Up to £250,000 or 5% of the funding under your research grant is available.

Wellcome will review: 

  • the vision for your programme of activities, including aims and target audiences
  • the creative ways you’ll reach and involve your non-specialist audience over the lifetime of your research project, beyond a single one-off event
  • how you’ll monitor and evaluate your programme of activities, including success
  • the people you'll work with and how they'll support what you do.

Wellcome want their researchers to:

  • develop their public engagement skills
  • put their ideas into action
  • have access to training in how to communicate and engage with the public
  • make lasting partnerships with community and cultural organisations.

You can read full details here.

The deadline for this round is 5pm on 8 April.

If you would like any advice or guidance, please get in touch.