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The Science and Technology Facilities Council invites proposals for its public engagement nucleus awards. These 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.

Proposed programmes must focus on a topic within the council’s remit, which includes astronomy, solar and planetary science, particle physics, particle astrophysics, cosmology, nuclear physics and accelerator science, or clearly align to the science and technology work of STFC’s national and international laboratories and facilities.

Applications that highlight the social, ethical, and economic benefits of research are welcomed.

Applications are encouraged to propose novel or innovative approaches towards engagement. Applications that propose engagement with audiences considered to have low science capital are also encouraged. Proposals will be assessed on how well they align with STFC's public engagement strategy, and the Wonder Initiative, which targets 8-14 year olds in socio-economically deprived areas.

Awards are worth up to £100,000 each. They may cover costs such as contributions to salaries, costs of materials, travel and subsistence. Digital content is only funded as an intrinsic part of a wider engagement programme.

You can read previously funded project summaries on STFC's website - great for inspiration and to gauge whether your idea is suitable for this scheme.

If you're planning a digital project, please read full details and guidance of what your project should entail, and what they will not fund.

Deadline is 4pm (UTC) on 10 November 2022

Full details and application