The Public Engagement Lab: develop collaborative projects - deadline 28 September
3 September 2018
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Researchers are invited to apply for this exciting new programme, which is offering 12 selected researchers the opportunity to collaborate with University museums and libraries to create exciting, new, high-quality engagement projects. Over three days (between 30 October and 26 November) participants will develop their ideas, taking a deep exploration into public engagement and have a chance to pitch for a share of £40,000 to bring their ideas to life.
Are you interested in public engagement with research but not sure where to start? Are you keen to develop your public engagement practice or flex your creative muscles? If you’ve got a story to tell we’ll help you find a powerful way to tell it.
This new programme will connect Oxford’s researchers with cultural practitioners to explore and develop new ways of engaging the public with contemporary science research, drawing on creative approaches as well as the collections of the Museum of Natural History and the Bodleian Libraries and the experience of their staff.
No previous engagement experience or existing public engagement ideas or plans are necessary to apply.
You will work collaboratively with staff from Oxford’s museums and libraries in teams to generate creative ideas to introduce broad audiences to concepts emerging from Oxford University, while enhancing your own knowledge and skills.
The final workshop will include a live pitch opportunity where you and your collaborators can bid for funding. A selection of the new engagement project idea(s) will be supported and realised over the course of the following year.
Up to 12 early-career, mid-career and academic researchers in EPSRC-related areas will be chosen to take part through a competitive application process.
Deadline for applications will be 5pm Friday 28 September.
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3 September 2018
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