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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'

Science and policy matchmaking event: online session, 20 June

This event aims to connect potential applicants for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) postdoctoral fellowships looking for a secondment/placement host.

Engaging Young Minds: Students Connect with Physicists at 'I'm a Scientist... Get me out of Here' Physics Zone

In March 2023, the 'I'm a Scientist... Get me out of Here' Physics Zone took place, providing an exciting opportunity for students across the UK to engage with physicists from various backgrounds and explore the wonders of physics based on their own interests.

New Resource: Participatory Research

This resource has been created to help researchers do really high quality, thoughtful, inclusive and responsible participatory research. The resource includes key considerations, helpful guidance and inspiring case studies.

Guide: Maths in Journalism

Knology and PBS Newshour have produced this guidance for journalists to effectively report numbers, but is a useful guide for anyone communicating numbers, with do's and don'ts covering health and medicine, climate, and economics in particular.

Talking Maths in Public, Newcastle, 31 Aug-2 Sept

Talking Maths in Public is a conference for people who work in or otherwise participate in communicating mathematics to the public. There will be two days of workshops, talks and more, and is available to attend in person or online.

Europlanet public engagement funding scheme, deadline 19 July

Europlanet offers up to €5,000 support projects that engage the public with planetary science with the aim of encouraging new ways of sharing planetary science with different kinds of audiences across Europe and beyond to create socially impactful initiatives that combine research, learning, innovation and social development.

Get involved – Begbroke Science Wonder engagement

Ellie Mathieson writes about how researchers and staff have delivered activities in association with the Cherwell Collective - read to find out how you can get involved.

EGU public engagement grants, deadline 16 June

The Europen Geosciences Union offers up to €1,500 to recognise science communication in the Earth, planetary and space sciences and support the development of outreach projects that raise awareness of geoscience outside the scientific community.

Community Engagement for Researchers - Essential Handbook Now Available

Dr Sam Illingworth has written a useful guide for researchers who are interested in doing community engagement. It includes good tips and case studies to inspire meaningful community engagement as well as strategies for measuring impact of community engagement efforts.

BIG - STEM Communicators Network Event - Birmingham, 26-28 July

A three day event for anyone involved in STEM engagement to network, showcase and develop skills.

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.

Anatomical Society Public Engagement and Outreach Grants, deadlines - 29 June and 31 August

The Council of the Anatomical Society offers up to £500 to support members of the Society to undertake public engagement and outreach activities in the field of Anatomy.

Royal Society Partnership Awards, deadlines 30 April, 30 June, 30 November

The Royal Society offers up to £3,000 to support partnerships between schools and STEM professionals to bring research alive through investigative STEM projects.

Science Media Centre Internship programme – Applications Open for March 2023 – October 2023 [LONDON, London Living Wage (£11.95/hr)]

The Science Media Centre (SMC) is an independent press office for science, which works on some of the most controversial topics around. If you're keen to gain some experience in science communication and science journalism this would be a good opportunity.

Genetics Society Public Engagement Grants, deadlines 1 March and 1 September

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

Oxford Sparks videos - submit an expression of interest!

Create a video with Oxford Sparks - the University's platform for digital science engagement. Whether you're looking to produce a short, fun video for social media, or a longer, narrative-driven micro-documentary, we'd love to hear from you! There's no need to have a fully-formed idea prepared; please just express your interest using our online form (see below for details).

Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach grants, deadlines 1 May, 3 July 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 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 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.

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