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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'

Congratulations to Chenying Liu - Josh Award 2024 winner

Chenying Liu (Engineering) has won the Josh Award, a national prize for early-career science communicators celebrating science communication that demonstrates fun with a purpose.

Announcing the winners of the 2024 3MT Competition

The final saw eight competitors vying for the Three Minute Thesis prize.

British Ecological Society POST Fellowship, deadline 11 June

The British Ecological Society (BES) is offering an opportunity for its members to contribute to the development of science policy in the UK.

Interact - a symposium for physical sciences engagement - call for sessions now open, deadline 17 June

This year's symposium will take place Thursday 19 September at Northumbria University. They're inviting session submissions for a range of formats, around a diverse range of themes, from evaluation through to reaching under-represented audiences.

New case study: Lessons in Chemistry: Developing and Delivering Research-Based Workshops for Schools

A new case study charting the journey of developing and delivering three research-based workshops designed for schools, each based on a different group in the Department of Chemistry.

Sense about Science: Stand Up for Science Workshop, deadline 13 May

Sense about Science are running a Standing up for Science workshop for Early Career Researchers (ECRs) on Friday 1st March at the University of Nottingham, as part of our Voice of Young Science network.

Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach grants, deadlines 10 June and 9 Sept 2024

The Royal Society of Chemistry offers grants to support members, individuals and organisations to run chemistry-based public and schools engagement activities. The scheme has rolling deadlines throughout 2024.

AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science, deadline 30 June

The AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science, established in 2010, recognizes early-career scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence in their contribution to public engagement with science activities. The award comes with a cash prize.

AAAS Mani L. Bhaumik Award for Public Engagement with Science, deadline 30 June

The AAAS Mani L. Bhaumik Award for Public Engagement with Science was established in 1987 to recognize scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence in their contribution to public engagement with science. There is a cash prize.

British Pharmacological Society Public Engagement Awards, deadline 30 June

This award will recognise high-quality public engagement, both of pharmacology research and inspiring the public about pharmacology generally. The award comes with a cash prize.

New case study: AI for Everyone: Prof. Mike Wooldridge's Journey into Public Engagement

A new case study chronicles Mike’s journey into public engagement with AI, highlighting his initial motivations, the milestones he has achieved, and the lessons learned along the way.

Join in the Begbroke Family Science Day at Exeter Hall, 30 May

Oxford University Development's community engagement programme are inviting researchers to come along to their Family Science Day.

Take your research to Green Man Music Festival, deadline 28 April

Green Man festival (15-18 Aug, Wales) is inviting applications to host a stall at the popular family-friendly festival in Wales, in their science-focussed area, Einstein's Garden.

Public Engagement with Research (PER) for REF2029 Impact Case Studies: A Brief Guide

We've produced a short guide to help you think about and plan for PER as an impact case study in REF2029, including what you can do now (spoiler: evaluate).

Take your research to the Begbroke Science Wonder Garden Party, deadline 14 May

Oxford University Development are hosting this opportunity for researchers to showcase their research to visitors at the Begbroke Science Park, following a successful event last year.

New Case Study: Genome Detectives - Unleashing the Power of Online Citizen Science in Genomic Research

Dr Frances Colles (Biology) talks through the Genome Detectives project, an online citizen science initiative designed to decode the complexities of bacterial genomes.

British Ecological Society Engagement Award, deadline 3 April

The British Ecological Society Engagement Award recognises an ecologist who has ridged the gap between ecology and other groups. The award includes a cash prize of £1000.

Nominate: John Maddox Prizes, deadline 20 May

The John Maddox Prize from Sense About Science and Nature is a prestigious award presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to promoting sound science on a matter of public interest, whilst facing difficulty or hostility in doing so.

MPLS Impact Awards, deadline 25 April

In their twelfth year, these awards recognise and celebrate impacts achieved by researchers.

Royal Society Policy Associate Scheme, deadline 11 April

This scheme provides an opportunity for Royal Society funded University Research Fellows and Dorothy Hodgkin Fellows to undertake a secondment in a science policy environment.

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