PER Culture Change Fund, rolling deadline, closes May 2022
23 September 2021
Public Engagement - funding
The PER Culture Change Fund offers £1.5k-4k for projects to help Oxford departments develop their capacity & confidence for public engagement with research.
The PER Culture Change Fund is an internal grant scheme from the University of Oxford to support building capacity for Public Engagement with Research (PER) at the departmental level.
Applications are invited from those representing departments / faculties (hereafter referred to as ‘departments’). Applicants can be researchers, public engagement professionals and other staff. Students are welcome as co-applicants.
The 2021-22 round of this scheme opened for applications in September 2021 on a rolling basis, and will close in May 2022 or once all funds have been awarded. All awarded funds must be spent by 31 July 2022. This scheme was previously called the 'Departmental PER Seed Fund' and ran under that name from January to June 2021.
Proposed budgets may be between £1,500 and £4,000. Funds can be requested to support activities and projects that build staff and student capacity in Public Engagement with Research and/or activities that contribute to ongoing departmental support for Public Engagement with Research.
Your application will include a case for support and a completed 'EDGE analysis' (all MPLS departments have completed one of these in the last 4 years).
You'll find examples of previously funded projects on the webpages as well as further guidance and the link for the online application.
If your project idea is to do public engagement activity that doesn't contribute to wider skills development, legacy or culture change across your department then you might be interested in the PER Seed Fund instead.
If you would like to discuss ideas or get support please contact Michaela Livingstone-Banks (public and community engagement with research manager, MPLS).
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