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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'

Webinar: Submitting evidence to Parliamentary Select Committees: Advice for researchers, 2 Feb

This webinar will take place on 2 February 2023 from 12 noon to 1pm. It is being organised by the Knowledge Exchange Unit, part of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, in association with the Universities Policy Engagement Network.

Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach grants, deadlines 6 March and 1 May 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.

Society for Endocrinology public engagement grants, deadline 22 March and 22 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.

Take part in the online European Research Showcase, 28-29 April

Take part by contributing a short video, a Twitter thread about your work, or take part in a livestream chat.

Institute of Physics public engagement grants, deadline 27 February

The Institute of Physics (IoP) offers up to £5,000 to support activities that encourage young people currently under-represented in the physics community to carry on doing physics post 16.

NERC Growing Roots Funding, deadline 27 March

The Natural Environment Research Council is offering £3,000 to £10,000 to support projects that explore, and trial approaches for engaging the public with environmental science.

Royal Society Awards now open for nominations, deadline 24 Feb

The Royal Society’s prestigious medals and awards programme recognises and celebrates outstanding contributions to science from individuals and teams. There are several awards in the area of public engagement and science communication, open to all (not just fellows of the Society).

Environmental science public dialogue: call for researchers, deadline 3 Feb

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and Hopkins Van Mil (HVM) are inviting expressions of interest from researchers to attend an upcoming public dialogue workshop taking place in Birmingham on Saturday 11th February 2023, 11am - 4pm.

NERC Impact Awards & public engagement, deadline 21 April

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Impact Awards champion the impact of research from the NERC-funded environmental science community on our everyday lives, including our society, economy and environment. Awards are offered across a range of categories.

Take your research to communities around Begbroke - call from Oxford University Development

Oxford University Development are looking for academics, researchers, staff, students, post-docs, spin-outs and start-ups to help build their new exciting engagement programme to tell the story of science at Begbroke, to communities across Oxfordshire.

Take your research to the IF-Oxford festival, deadline for expressions of interest 31 March

IF Oxford, taking place 7-23 October in 2023, explores science and ideas through an exciting mix of presentations and interactive activities. Whether you have a specific idea or not, the team are keen to hear from you.

Take your research to Oxfordshire Play Association events - various dates and locations this summer

The Oxfordshire Play Association arranges opportunities for families in local communities to explore and play and welcome fun, hands-on science activities that stimulate young peoples' curiosity.

Wanted: physicists to take part in ‘I’m a Scientist… Get Me Out of Here…’ online outreach

We're looking for physicists to take part in the popular online engagement activity in March. We'd especially like to hear from physicists in unexpected places.

RSC outreach grant to support Oxford Chemistry showcase at community events

The Department of Chemistry has been awarded a grant from the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Outreach Fund to help attract a new generation of young people to study chemistry and continue a successful Science Together pilot collaboration.

Institute of Physics Awards, deadline for nominations 30 Jan 2023

The Institute of Physics awards are now open for nominations - including awards for engagement, education and outreach for different career levels. You can self-nominate or nominate others.

Announcing: Oxford Sparks Ambassadors 2022-23

The Oxford Sparks Ambassadors scheme is back, providing hands-on training and support for researchers to create online videos to share with the wider public about their research. Read about the 2022-23 cohort of five researchers taking part in this scheme.

Royal College of Pathologists Public Engagement Innovation Funds, deadline 1 July 2023

The Royal College of Pathologists offer up to £1k to support pathology-related activities and events in the UK for the public.

Medical Research Council Public engagement seed fund, final deadline 24 Jan 2022

MRC and Medical Research Foundation offer up to £10,000 to those working in MRC research institutes, units and centres to support the piloting of new activities and take advantage of unexpected engagement opportunities. Please note this seed fund will be closed after this deadline as MRC reviews and reshapes its engagement support.

Free online training: How to talk about vaccines when you’re not an expert

Many scientists are sought for information about vaccines and viruses. But not all clinicians, researchers and scientists are expected to know everything so this short course from Cochrane on Lifeology aims to give practical tips to help you.

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