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Applications for 2018-19 are now open. Apply now.

A new initiative from the NCCPE, the Engage Researchers' Academy is a year long professional development programme for researchers with a passion for public engagement. The programme creates a challenging but supportive environment for delegates to reflect upon what it means to be an engaged researcher, and to explore the quality and value of engagement. It also supports participants to develop the skills and experience to work with others and improve the impact and relevance of their research.

The training takes place at three two-day residential training sessions in Bristol covering people, practice and quality and value.

he Academy is aimed primarily at early to mid-career researchers with experience of engaging the public with their research. 

The 2018-19 cohort will meet on the following dates:

5-6th June 2018

16-17th October 2018

20-21st February 2019


  • Access to the latest thinking and analysis about how to capture the value of public engagement in the context of the REF

  • Enhanced knowledge, skills and confidence to become leaders in engaged research

  • Opportunity to improve practice by experimenting with innovative tools and techniques in our Masterclasses

  • Access to mentors, a peer support group, and alumni network across a wide range of disciplines



(Early bird places available for £795)

NB participants will need to cover their own travel and accommodation


There are bursaries available, and if you're keen to attend, please get in touch if you require support.