Find the latest updates of public engagement news, opportunities, funding, and more.
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.
To encourage and support engagement with the public and other stakeholders, funds are available to enable MRC-funded scientists to pilot new activities and develop innovative engagements. Up to £5,000 is available.
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 Physiological Society offers grants £500 to £20,000 to support projects that increase understanding and awareness of physiology.
This scheme, which will offer £1,500 to £4,000 to support departmental culture change projects, is being launched in January 2021, so get those thinking caps on.
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.
RSC are now inviting applications from universities, consortia of organisations and charities to interpret the findings from Chemistry for All and apply these in the design and implementation of a two-year outreach programme for school students. Up to £25,000 is available.
NERC are encouraging public engagement project applications to this year's fellowship call, which are intended to enable the sharing and flow of knowledge and expertise between NERC funded researchers and their stakeholders, partners and/or user communities with the aim of generating impact from NERC funded research in the priority areas detailed in the NERC delivery plan.
This fund enables Royal Society research fellows to create and lead public engagement projects based on their research, with between £500 and £10,000. There is also an 'extension' scheme for those who have held RS PE funding in the past. Applications to work with school groups are welcome but they are also keen to see applications to engage with wider groups.
16 October 2020
Enriching Engagement, now in its second pilot, offers two levels of funding (up to £40k or £100k) for wellcome-funded researchers to realise their public engagement with research ambitions, and provides support for planning, development, evaluation, and this time a session to help you meet potential community and cultural partners.
The Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund provides financial support to members and non-members through small (up to £5k) and large grants (up to £10k) to enable chemistry-based public and schools engagement activities.
13 October 2020
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, under the UK Research and Innovation digital economy theme, invites submissions for its digital economy telling tales of engagement competition, which aims capture the wider impact of digital economy research and to provide researchers with the opportunity to tell their story of research impact in an interesting and engaging way to a wider audience.
There are two grant schemes available to support British Science Week (5-14 March 2021) activities: one for schools and one for community groups, ranging from £150 to £2,000.
The Natural Environment Research Council are offering up to £30k to support projects that seek to collaborative create knowledge with NERC researchers and members of public - open to NERC researchers working in, or or with Wales.
This scheme supports the development of scientific outreach and public engagement activities that communicate the excitement of molecular bioscience to young people and the community with sums of up to £1,000
The European Geoscience Union public engagement grants offer up to €1,500 to support the development of outreach projects that raise awareness of geoscience outside the scientific community.
The Science and Technology Facilities Council invites applications for its public engagement legacy awards that provide up to £50,000 to enable STFC grant-funded public engagement programmes to continue to grow and evolve over time based on learning and evaluation.
The Science and Technology Facilities Council invites proposals for its public engagement nucleus awards that provide up to £100,000 to support novel public engagement programmes that inspire and involve target audiences with stories of STFC science and technology, and build and sustain public engagement networks that develop communities of practice.
The Society for Endocrinology invites applications for its public engagement grants, which support the organisation and delivery of outreach activities that engage audiences with hormones and the impact of endocrinology. Up to £1,000 is available.
The University’s Public Engagement with Research Seed Fund provides up to £4,000 for researchers to develop a new activity or enhance an existing Public Engagement with Research project.