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

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NERC are inviting applications for their 2018 Impact Awards. The awards will celebrate and reward NERC-funded researchers, as individuals or teams, whose work has had substantial impact on the economy and society either in the UK or abroad.

in2scienceUK is looking for researchers to get involved and host a disadvantaged Year 12 student for 1 to 2 weeks during the summer.

Awards are made to encourage educational outreach, public engagement, and related initiatives in palaeontological themes. Normally up to £5,000 is available, however, under exceptional circumstances, a budget of up to £15,000 will be considered.

This year the MPLS Division are supporting the British Science Association to identify a researcher who works in an EPSRC-related area at the University to receive a sought after Media Fellowship, which provides a unique opportunity for practising scientists, clinicians and engineers to spend two to six weeks working at the heart of a media outlet.

This year MPLS has honoured 11 researchers from across the Division for their impactful work, including for public engagement with research. The awards were announced at the MPLS Winter Party.

Do you have a great idea for bringing research alive in school? The Royal Society offers schools up to £3000 to enable students, aged 5 - 18, to carry out science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) projects plus computing and data science, as part of a research project in partnership with researchers.

The Society for Applied Microbiology offer public engagement grants up to £3000 to support events where aspects of microbiology are promoted to the general public and other relevant stakeholders.

The Public Engagement Innovation Grant Scheme offers up to £1000 for the delivery of a range of pathology-related events throughout the UK.

The winners of last years competition for researchers to get a free Oxford Sparks animations have been announced.