STFC Legacy Awards - Deadline 3 Feb 2022
6 December 2021
Public Engagement - funding
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 applications for its public engagement Legacy Awards. These enable STFC grant-funded public engagement programmes to continue to grow and evolve over time based on learning and evaluation.
Proposals should be linked to the original grant and must focus around the remit of the STFC science programme or clearly align to the science and technology work of STFC’s national and international laboratories and facilities.
Support may also be used for a continuation of activities that are dedicated to developing community networks or capacity building in public engagement.
Through these awards, they expect awardees to:
- deliver high quality public engagement activities during the lifetime of the award
- raise the profile and standards of public engagement within your host organisation or professional community, including sharing best practice and developing new talent
- champion STFC science and technology, including the impact of science and technology on society
- regularly interact with STFC’s public engagement and communication teams, including participation in STFC networks, events and advisory structures when requested
- work with partners to secure the future of your engagement programme.
The applicant or their organisation must have held a previous STFC public engagement spark, nucleus, small or large award, which must have ended fewer than three years before the current award. Applicants may apply for a legacy award for a previous award that is still active at the time of application. In these instances, the proposed award cannot have a start date any earlier than the current end date of the original award. Applications must include a researcher in an STFC-funded area of science or technology and applicants must demonstrate both the success of their original engagement programme, and evidence that success via good-quality evaluation. The target audience must be primarily UK residents. Up to two legacy awards from a single original grant may be supported.
Funding covers 50 per cent of the full economic costs, worth up to £50,000, for first-time awardees, and up to 25 per cent of the full economic costs, worth up to £25,000, for second-time awardees.
Funding lasts for up to three years and may be used for salaries, materials, equipment up to £10,000, travel and subsistence.
Co-funding must have been secured from project partners before submitting the application.
The deadline for applications has been extended to 1600 on 3 Feb 2022.
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