Public Engagement

External funding

This page will be regularly updated with the latest funding opportunities available from Research Councils and other funding bodies. Do check back again if there's nothing of relevance to you this time.

Members of the Public Engagement Network will also receive information on the latest funding opportunities via the monthly newsletter that they receive.

2018 Power to Change - open call for research benefiting community business: deadline 22 January

Power to change are now accepting expressions of interest for research proposals with tangible benefits to the community business sector in England. Their research institute is looking to fund up to three £20,000 - £30,000 projects to be completed within 12 months. Find out more and apply

2018 European Geoscience Union - public engagement grants: deadline 15 February 

The EGU public engagement grant is offering €1000 for projects engaging audiences with earth, planetary or space sciences.

  • Only EGU members are eligible to receive the grant
  • Projects can take any form including: comics, podcasts, documentaries, experiments or any other type of science communication
  • The EGU are particularly encouraging projects targeting hard to reach audiences 

Find out more and apply.

2018: The Community University Partnership Initiative: deadline 22 February/17 April 

The Community University Partnership Initiative (CUPI) is accepting applications to attend networking events and find potential partners to develop collaborative research projects. 

  • University researchers will have the chance to meet with representatives from community businesses, charities, social enterprises and voluntary organisations at 4 regional networking events
  • At each event grants of £500-£1000 are available for thinking time were partners can meet up and devise collaborative research projects
  • Successful partnerships can then bid for up to £5000 to deliver or develop their projects
  • Research projects are also supported by the NCCPE
  • Bristol event - Thursday 22nd March at Knowle West Media Centre (deadline 22nd February)
  • Manchester event - Tuesday 17th April at St Thomas Centre (deadline 20th March) 

Find out more and apply

2018: Biochemical Society - scientific outreach grants: deadline 9 April

The first round of applications for outreach grants from the Biochemical society are now open. The society are offering up to £1000 for outreach activities that communicate the excitement of molecular biosciences to young people and the community. Find out more and apply.