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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'

European Geosciences Union Public Engagement Grants, deadline 17 June 2022

The European Geosciences Union (EGU) offer grants up to €1500 to celebrate and recognise excellent science communication in the Earth, planetary and space sciences. Grants are open to EGU members.

Royal Society of Biology Outreach and Engagement Award, deadline 1 July 2022

Royal Society of Biology are inviting nominations for these awards, which recognise excellence in outreach and engagement in the biosciences by researchers. There are 'leadership' and 'new researcher' categories, each comes with a cash prize.

John Maddox Prize, nominations deadline 16 May

The John Maddox Prize recognises the work of an individual to promote sound science and evidence on a matter of public interest, facing difficulty or hostility in doing so. There is an additional prize for early career researchers.

AAAS Mani L Bhaumik award for public engagement with science, deadline 30 June

The American Association for the Advancement of Science invites nominations for the Mani L Bhaumik award for public engagement with science, which recognises contributions to public engagement with science. The award includes a cash prize.

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

The American Association for the Advancement of Science invites nominations for its early-career award for public engagement with science, which recognises early-career scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence in their contribution to public engagement with science activities. The prize comes with a cash prize.

Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Grants, deadlines 3 May and 6 June 2022

Royal Society of Chemistry offers up to £10,000 to enable members, individuals and organisations to run chemistry-based public and schools engagement activities. The scheme has a monthly deadline. Presently they are particularly interested in projects themed on 'sustainability'.

Interact 2022: An Engagement Symposium for the Physical Sciences, 14 Sept

As part of UKRI ,the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and partners are pleased to announce this landmark symposium will be returning as a face-to-face event on Wednesday 14th September 2022 at Cardiff City Hall in partnership with Cardiff University.

British Ecological Society Ecological Engagement Award, deadline 25 April

This award recognises an ecologist who has bridged the gap between ecology and other groups. The award comes with a cash prize, which is presented at the society’s annual meeting.

NERC: Engaging the public with environmental science, deadline 18 May

The Natural Environment Research Council offers £5-10,000 to support projects that develop new ways to engage the public with environmental science.

Free online course: How to Write About Science for Kids

Lifeology has created this free step by step guide that takes you through some of the key ingredients of good science writing for kids.

Science Communication Masterclass, 20-23 June 2022

The University of the West of England's Bristol's Science Communication (SCU) Masterclass is an intensive, short course (four days) created to provide professional development in science communication.

Watch: How to manage press coverage of your science

This webcast from Nature Careers is designed to help researchers both attract and manage press coverage of their work.

Evaluating impact with surveys, online training, 5 May 2022

Dr Eric Jensen provides online training that includes a live session and online training module and more to take you through practical guidance on how to develop high-quality impact evaluations.

Royal College of Pathologists Public Engagement Innovation Grants, deadline 1 June 2022

This scheme supports individuals or organisations delivering pathology-related public engagement activities or events. Grants are worth up to £1,000 each.

STFC Public Engagement Spark Awards, deadline 28 April

STFC offers up to £15,0000 support programmes of novel public engagement that focus on a topic within the council’s remit, which includes astronomy, solar and planetary science, particle physics, particle astrophysics, cosmology, nuclear physics and accelerator science and align to the science and technology work of the council’s national and international laboratories and facilities.

Are you doing current or recent (last 3 years) Participatory Research?

Contribute to this quick, light-touch survey to be part of ground breaking new map of the participatory research landscape at Oxford University

Wanted: activities for Science Oxford's Live Lab

Science Oxford are looking for hands-on science activities that can be delivered as part of their Live Lab sessions for families and young people through the summer.

Medical Research Council Public engagement seed fund, no deadline

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.

Take your science to ATOM: the science festival in Abingdon, 11 June

ATOM: the Abingdon Science and Technology festival takes place each year, with a range of events and activities. This year the festival includes the a science fair at Abingdon Market place, which you can express interest in taking a stall to.

Cumberland Lodge Fellowships, deadline 8 April

Cumberland Lodge offers doctoral students in the UK a unique opportunity to benefit from a close association with our work and discussions for two years, including developing skills and networks around public and policy engagement.

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