Wellcome Enriching Engagement Round 2 now open, deadline 12 May
20 February 2020
Public Engagement - funding
Enriching Engagement is a pilot Wellcome-funded grants programme open to Wellcome grant holders and awardees at the University of Oxford, to develop and deliver Public Engagement with Research projects.
Applicants can apply for a Small Award (£10k - £40k) or a Large Award (£50k - £100k).
This is a grants scheme with a difference:
- no lengthy written applications required - just great ideas and effective project planning
- workshops and one-to-one surgeries to inspire and shape your thinking
- open to those that are new to public engagement; and those with experience in this area
- no anonymous written reviews and closed panels - applicants are invited to discuss their proposal directly with the funding committee members.
What to read next
19 February 2020
UKRI recently announced that they were reviewing the research grant process, and as part of this review there will be changes to their requirements for pathways to impact - a mechanism used by many to plan and resource public engagement with research - so what does this mean for public engagement with research?
The list of project summaries for this year's PER Seed Fund projects are now available - 23 projects were funded in total, seven from MPLS researchers. Take a look, for inspiration and ideas.
UKRI recently announced the projects funded through their place-based and citizen science funding schemes. Three grants led by Oxford researchers have been funded, with a further two supported by Oxford. Congratulations! Read the project descriptions here.