Find the latest updates of public engagement news, opportunities, funding, and more.
Europlanet public engagement funding scheme, deadline 19 July
Europlanet offers up to €5,000 support projects that engage the public with planetary science with the aim of encouraging new ways of sharing planetary science with different kinds of audiences across Europe and beyond to create socially impactful initiatives that combine research, learning, innovation and social development.
EGU public engagement grants, deadline 16 June
21 April 2023
The Europen Geosciences Union offers up to €1,500 to recognise science communication in the Earth, planetary and space sciences and support the development of outreach projects that raise awareness of geoscience outside the scientific community.
Anatomical Society Public Engagement and Outreach Grants, deadlines - 29 June and 31 August
27 February 2023
The Council of the Anatomical Society offers up to £500 to support members of the Society to undertake public engagement and outreach activities in the field of Anatomy.
Royal Society Partnership Awards, deadlines 30 April, 30 June, 30 November
23 February 2023
The Royal Society offers up to £3,000 to support partnerships between schools and STEM professionals to bring research alive through investigative STEM projects.
Genetics Society Public Engagement Grants, deadlines 1 March and 1 September
10 February 2023
The Genetics Society offers up to £5,000 to support their members to public engagement activities relevant to Genetics.
Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach grants, deadlines 1 May, 3 July 2023
27 January 2023
The Royal Society of Chemistry offers up to £10k through small and large grants to support members, individuals and organisations to run chemistry-based public and schools engagement activities. The scheme has rolling monthly deadlines throughout 2023.
Society for Endocrinology public engagement grants, deadline 22 September
27 January 2023
The Society for endocrinology offers up to £1,000 to support the organisation, production and delivery of outreach activities, aimed at school children or other audiences to engage with hormones and the impact of endocrinology.
Royal College of Pathologists Public Engagement Innovation Funds, deadline 1 July 2023
4 January 2023
The Royal College of Pathologists offer up to £1k to support pathology-related activities and events in the UK for the public.
Society for Applied Microbiology Public Engagement Grants, no deadline
24 June 2022
The Society for Applied Microbiology provides up to £4,000 to support events where aspects of microbiology are promoted to the general public and other relevant stakeholders.
National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research - Public Engagement funding, rolling deadline
17 January 2022
NC3Rs offers up to £1,500 to support NC3Rs-funded researchers to engage the public with the approaches being taken to replace, reduce and refine animal use in science.
British Society for Neuroendocrinology Outreach and public engagement grant, no deadline
26 November 2021
The British Society for Neuroendocrinology offers up to £500 to support its members to organise public engagement activities aimed at school children or the wider public to communicate the science of neuroendocrinology.
STFC Public Engagement Reaction Awards - no deadline
1 December 2020
Up to £5,000 is available to support quick-responses for timely projects e.g., that are responding to unexpected and/or highly significant discoveries, or significantly heightened awareness of the social, cultural, or economic impacts of STFC science and technology.
British Pharmacological Society Engagement Grants, no deadline
1 December 2020
The British Pharmacological Society offers small grants up to £250 or larger grants up to £1,500 to support and promote engagement with all forms of pharmacology and drug discovery research.
The Ideas Fund - coming soon for mental wellbeing projects
23 November 2020
The Ideas Fund is a new grants programme delivered by the British Science Association and funded by Wellcome that enables the UK public to think about, develop and test new ideas related to areas of mental wellbeing that are relevant to them. The Fund connects communities with research professionals to bring their ideas to life. The Fund will launch mid-January and run until October 2023. The first round of funding will be focused on four localities – more information on these will be available when the Fund is launched.
National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research Public Enggement Awards, no deadline
14 April 2020
The National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) invites applications for its public engagement awards that support NC3Rs-funded researchers to engage the public with the approaches being taken to replace, reduce and refine animal use in science with the aim is to share the benefits of the centre’s research to science and society, and promote thought-provoking events across the UK for a range of different audiences. Up to £1,500 is available.
STFC Public Engagement reaction awards, no deadline
16 March 2020
These grants offer up to £5k to support unexpected or significant discoveries related to STFC’s science and technology remit and may also be appropriate when the awareness of the social, cultural, or economic impacts of STFC science and technology are significantly heightened.
Physiological Society Small Outreach Grants, no deadline
10 December 2019
The Physiological Society small outreach grants support projects that increase understanding and awareness of physiology. Up to £500 is available.