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Funding opportunities for public engagement

If you have an idea for public engagement with research activity, you may be able to apply for funding to help make it happen.

Funding opportunities for public engagement

There are a range of different funding sources available for public engagement activities, find out more about the funding calls currently open.


Royal Society of Chemistry - Outreach Fund

Small Grants

The Royal Society of Chemistry invites researchers to apply for to their Small Grants Outreach Fund for projects between £500 to £5,000 to run chemistry-based public and schools engagement activities.

Deadlines:

  • Monday 6 September 2021

  • Monday 4 October 2021

  • Monday 1 November 2021

Large Grants

The Royal Society of Chemistry invites researchers to apply for their Large Grants Outreach Fund for projects between £5,001 and £10,000 to run chemistry-based public and schools engagement activities.

Deadlines:

  • Monday 6 September 2021

  • Monday 4 October 2021

  • Monday 1 November 2021

Royal Academy of Engineering - Ingenious Award

The Ingenious Awards scheme offers funding between £3,000 and £30,000 for projects that engage the public with engineers and engineering that also provides engineers with skills and opportunities in public engagement.

Deadline - Wednesday 22 September 2021

NERC - Engaging the public with environmental science

The Natural Environment Research Council Engaging the public with environmental science fund is open for projects, between £1,000 and £7,000, to develop new ways to engage the public with environmental science.

Deadline: Friday 1 October 2021, 13:00

Biochemical Society - Scientific Outreach Fund

The Scientific Outreach Fund is offering grants up to £1,000 for projects that support scientific outreach activities that communicate the excitement of molecular bioscience to young people and the community.

Deadline: Monday 20 September 2021

EPSRC - Public engagement for information and communication technologies

The Public engagement for information and communication technologies funding call from the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council is inviting submissions for the development, delivery and evaluation of projects activities up to £200,000 at 80% of the full economic cost that engage public groups with information and communications technologies research.

Deadline: Thursday 4 November, 2021

British Pharmacological Society - Engagement Grants

Grants are available to support and promote engagement with all forms of pharmacology and drug discovery research.

Deadline: Open call

STFC - Reaction Award

The Science Technology and Facilities Council Public Engagement Reaction Award aims to public engagement programmes, up to £5,000, that is fast and responsive to new and/or unexpected significant developments related to STFC science (astronomy, solar and planetary science, particle physics, particle astrophysics, cosmology, nuclear physics and accelerator science).

Deadline: Open call.

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Contact us

If you are interested in applying for any of these funding schemes, get in touch with the Public Engagement Unit. We can help with you shape your ideas, find a partner or offering feedback on your proposal.