If you're brand new to engagement or have years of experience, the Engage Grants are designed to support you to do public engagement, whatever your level of expertise. The Engage Grants are open to researchers, experimental and technical staff and doctoral students at any level.
With our Engage Grants, we aim to support you to increase your skills and understanding of public engagement by funding activities where you have an opportunity to give public engagement a go for yourselves. The Engage Grants are made up of three funds:
Start-Up - for projects up to £200
This fund is to support applicants who have identified communities, special interest groups or organisations and non-academic individuals with whom you have not previously engaged. This funding will help create conditions for productive conversations and is not intended for public engagement activities but to foster relationships that might lead to public engagement with research in the future.
Read more about the Start-Up Fund
Complete the Start-Up Fund application form
Initiator - for projects up to £500
This fund is to support applicants with little or no experience of public engagement with your research to carry out small-scale or pilot public engagement projects to:
- support your learning about engagement
- gain experience of engagement
- develop your engagement ideas
Read more about the Initiator Fund
Complete the Initiator Fund application form
Progression - for projects up to £2,500
This fund is to support applicants who have prior experience with public engagement to further develop and deepen your skills and knowledge. You could apply for funds to carry out activities that:
- expand your existing activities
- develop your leadership and facilitation skills in public engagement
- develop and deliver innovative engagement activities
Read more about the Progression Fund
Complete the Progression Fund application form
The Engage Grants are now open and the call will close on Monday 22 February 2021 at 5pm. The closing date for the Initiator and Progression Funds is Monday 22 February 2021 at 5pm, the Start-Up Fund will remain open until Friday 9 July 2021 at 5pm or until all the funds are allocated (we are anticipating a total of 10 projects). Please email applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.