Take your research to the Royal Society Summer Exhibition 2019 - deadline 7 Sept
27 July 2018
Public Engagement - opportunity
Applications are now open to exhibit at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2019. The exhibition will take place in London, 1 - 7 July 2019.
Each year over 14,000 members of the public, including 2,500 school students, visit the Summer Science Exhibition. Many more are reached through coverage on TV, in the media and online.
Among other great reasons to exhibit, the exhibition provides a unique opportunity to raise the profile of your research and institution with key influencers, including potential funders, government and the public. RS welcome proposals from researchers in academia, industry and in between, as long as the project lead is UK-based.
The call for applications for the 2019 exhibition is now open and will close on 7 September 2018.
Read about the team from Physics here in Oxford and Imperial who exhibited in 2017.
I'd strongly recommend that if you are looking to submit a proposal that you talk to those who have previously been.
Here's a couple of basic guides about festivals in general:
And you'll find lots of relevant guidance on the RS website itself, including successful proposals from previous years.
These exhibitions can be VERY costly so be sure to explore funding sources (think beyond £10k expensive).
Visit the Royal Society website for more information and to apply.
What to read next
The Royal Academy of Engineering’s Ingenious public engagement grants are now open for applications, providing £k to £30k for projects that support engagement with engineering and engineers.
Research England has published the draft guidelines for the next REF - I've taken a look at the 'Impact' guidance and provide a sort of quick (but not comprehensive) overview of the key points relating to public engagement.