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Find the latest updates of public engagement news, opportunities, funding, and more.

Priyanka Dhopade at the final of 'I'm a researcher'

MPLS Public Engagement Training Schedule Announced!

Available to all in MPLS and MSD, our courses are available throughout the academic year to support you with your public engagement skillset. This year we are launching exciting new courses.

Take your research to the Oxford Brookes Science Bazaar, deadline 15 December

The Oxford Brookes Science Bazaar is a family-friendly event that attracts over 3,000 members of the community. It is free to take part and the team are keen to hear from anyone who has interactive activities and workshops, activities, talks, workshops, demonstrations or exhibitions.

Online event - Connecting the Dots: Chemists, Policymakers and the Public, 19 October

This event, hosted by the Royal Society of Chemistry, will explore how policy is created and influenced with a view to helping inspire chemists to grow their confidence to pursue policy opportunities. The event will also explore how public engagement can help inform conversations with policy makers.

UK Space Agency - Space for All grants, deadline 27 October

UK Space Agency is offering grants from £50,000 to £100,000 to use space to help increase young people taking up STEM study and careers and/or increase science capital.

Royal Society of Chemistry 'Chemistry Week' grants, deadline 2 October

RSC offers up to £500 to support celebrations and engagement under the theme "Chemistry Making the World a Better Place" during Chemistry Week itself (5 - 11 November 2023) and throughout November 2023.

Genetics Society Public Engagement Grants, deadline 1 October

The Genetics Society offers up to £5,000 to support their members to public engagement activities relevant to Genetics.

Take your research to the Royal Society Summer Exhibition, deadline 2 October

The Royal Society Summer Exhibitions attracts thousands of visitors and can help build the profile of your research. Apply now for your chance to be part of it.

UK Research and Innovation Policy Internships, deadline 2 October

Doctoral students funded by UKRI research councils are invited to apply for these three month internships, which can take place in policy organisations.

Society for Endocrinology public engagement grants, deadline 20 September

The Society for endocrinology offers up to £1,000 to support the organisation, production and delivery of outreach activities, aimed at school children or other audiences to engage with hormones and the impact of endocrinology.

Biochemical Society scientific outreach grants, deadline 2 October 2023

The Biochemical Society offers up to £5,000 to support scientific outreach and public engagement activities that communicate the excitement of molecular bioscience to young people and the community.

Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach grants, deadlines 4 Sept and 6 Nov 2023

The Royal Society of Chemistry offers up to £10k through small and large grants to support members, individuals and organisations to run chemistry-based public and schools engagement activities. The scheme has rolling monthly deadlines throughout 2023.

Narrative CVs: new guidance

A new comprehensive guide has been created to help you craft your narrative CV, also known as a resume for research and innovation. This includes a section on 'contributions to wider society', i.e., public engagement and outreach.

Online course: Leadership in Environmental Education and Conservation

The University of Nottingham Malaysia offers this 8 week course that will help you get to grips with community engagement, effective education, and conservation tactics.

Oxford Policy Engagement Network Seed Fund, deadline 16 October

The Oxford Policy Engagement Network offers up to £5,000 to enable policy engagement projects.

Oxford Policy Engagement Network Fellowships, deadline 9 October

Oxford Policy Engagement Network (OPEN) Fellowships offer up to £20,000 to enable researchers and public policy professionals to work closely together.

Read: Questions to foster open and engaging research communication

This article by Richard Holliman (Open University) goes through key questions to consider and plan engaging research communications through the research lifecycle.

Social Media for Scientists, 4 July

An introductory online course for scientists wanting to learn the nuts and bolts of using social media and how to create stand-out content.

Read: How to get a book deal in Science and Tech (and then write it)

Adam Kucharski, professor of infection disease epidemiology, shares a summary of his top tips and advice on how to get a non-fiction book deal.

Webinar: Engaging young people through arts and creativity, 12 July

Cap-a-pie recently worked with an insect researcher to develop and deliver 'Vanishing Act', a theatre show. In this webinar they will share how they went about it, and the lessons they learned. Open to anyone interested in engaging young people through arts and creativity.

Workshop: Writing for policy audiences, 25 or 26 July, deadline 3 July

A beginner and advanced workshop looking at how to convey complex information for policy audiences. In person. Free but you need to submit an expression of interest to attend.

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