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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'

National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research - Public Engagement funding, rolling deadline

NC3Rs offers up to £1,500 to support NC3Rs-funded researchers to engage the public with the approaches being taken to replace, reduce and refine animal use in science.

New Case Study: Beats and Beams - Laurence Wroe's Funky Drums and Particle Accelerators Workshop

Read about Laurence's thoughtful and award-winning engagement project merging particle accelerator physics with music for young people.

Microbiology Society education and outreach grants, deadline 1 April

The Microbiology Society offers up to £1,000 to support its members to do relevant science teaching or promotion initiatives, or developments likely to lead to an improvement in the teaching of any aspect of microbiology.

Sense about Science: Stand Up for Science Workshop, deadline extended 28 February

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

International Centre for Mathematical Sciences, public engagement activities fund, no deadline

This supports activities related to the mathematical sciences to address public audiences through training events for early career researchers, public engagement community forum events, and other relevant public engagement activities.

Paleontological Society Outreach and Education Grant, deadline 2 March

The Paleontological Society Outreach and Education Grant provides up to $2,500 USD to support to their members develop and deliver programs and activities involving educational outreach and community engagement.

Science Filmmaking Workshop, 22-24 April

Blue Films are hosting this three day practical training course near Bristol to show how to make great films about research.

Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach grants, deadlines 8 April and 10 June 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.

Institute of Physics public engagement grants, rolling deadlines to 6 Sept

The Institute of Physics (IOP) offers up to £4,000 to run physics-based activities that support the IOP Limit Less campaign and improve people’s relationship with physics in their family or community groups.

Genetics Society Communicating Your Science Workshop, deadline 26 Feb

The Genetics Society is offering this workshop to PhD student and postdoctoral researcher Society members working in genetics and related areas to develop and enhance communication skills. The workshop will take place at Chicheley Hall (Buckinghamshire) on 22nd-24th April 2024.

Host an In2Science summer placement, deadline 3 March

In2Science are looking for placement hosts for their impactful programme that works with disadvantaged 16-19 year old school students.

British Ecological Society Outreach Grants, deadline 8 March

The British Ecological Society offers up to £2,000 to support its members to deliver independent outreach, public engagement and science communication activities that engage public audiences with the excitement, importance and relevance of ecological science or enhance the experience and skills of others to communicate ecology with public audiences.

Royal Society's medals and awards, deadline 23 February

The Royal Society invites nominations are now open. These awards celebrate a range of achievements in science including communicating science. Nominations can be for individuals, groups and teams. You do not need to be a fellow or member of the Royal Society to be nominated or to nominate.

Applied Science Communication: Online and Media Writing Online Masters Module, 15 April

The University of the West of England offers this this level 7 (Masters level) module that will introduce you to science writing techniques that are suitable for non-academic audiences.

Apply: 2024 – 2026 Parliamentary Thematic Research Leads, deadline 3 March

Thematic Research Leads (TRLs) are mid-career researchers embedded three days a week in UK Parliament to facilitate and enhance the use of research evidence and expertise in Parliament through effective knowledge exchange and collaboration.

New Case Study: Harnessing the Power of Citizen Scientists in the Darwin Tree of Life Project

Dr Liam Crowley (Biology) shares his experiences of the transformative engagement experiences within the ambitious Darwin Tree of Life research project. Discover how collaboration with nature enthusiasts led to significant benefits for the research endeavour.

Read: Young People’s STEM Trajectories

The team behind the work describing 'Science Capital' have released their final report looking at Young People’s STEM Trajectories (Age 10-22), as well as subject-specific reports on trajectories in Chemistry, Computing, Engineering and Mathematics.

Vice Chancellor's Awards: Nominations Open, deadline 19 Feb

The Vice-Chancellor’s Awards are a University-wide celebration of our outstanding people and their successes across research engagement, innovation, and culture.

Contribute your research to a POSTnote on increasing the resilience of landscapes and habitats to wildfires, deadline 12 Feb

Contributing to a POSTnote is a good way of feeding your expertise into the UK Parliament as part of a trusted, impartial publication.

OPEN Leaders Scheme, deadline 12 Feb

The Oxford Policy Engagement Network are seeking expressions of interest for this scheme that provides up to £8k to help foster inclusive, supportive cultures of policy engagement in departments.

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