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The list of project summaries for this year's PER Seed Fund projects are now available - 12 projects were funded in total, three from MPLS researchers. It's always interesting to see what was funded; whether you applied, are thinking of applying, or just curious about different ways of doing engagement.

The University’s Public Engagement with Research Seed Fund is an internal grant scheme for academics and researchers to: - Develop or pilot new Public Engagement with Research projects or; - Improve existing Public Engagement with Research activity; - Evaluate and gather evidence of the impact of the activities. The fund is supported by the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF).

Twelve projects have been funded (ranging from £1200 to £4000) in response to the 2017-18 call for proposals. The three from MPLS researchers were:

  • Dr Cedric Tan, Postdoctoral Researcher, WildCRU, Department of Zoology: Every cloud has a silver lining: an interactive theatre about the clouded leopard.
  • Professor Chris Lintott, Professor of Astrophysics Department of Physics: Sing-song Physics: science stories, told by you.
  • Dr Holly Reeve, Project Manager – HydRegen, Department of Chemistry: What can Chemists learn from Nature?

Read the full list and project descriptions.


Congratulations to everyone - we can't wait to see how these projects develop!