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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.

Engage Grants 2021/22

Apply for funding through the Public Engagement Unit's annual funding call.


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

Open call

The Start-Up Fund will remain open until Friday 8 July 2022 at 5pm or until all the funds are allocated (we are anticipating a total of 10 projects). Please email applications to public-engagement@bath.ac.uk.

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.


STFC - Spark Award

The Science Technology and Facilities Council Public Engagement Reaction Award aims to fund novel public engagement that inspires and involve target audiences with stories of STFC science (astronomy, solar and planetary science, particle physics, particle astrophysics, cosmology, nuclear physics and accelerator science) or to the work of the STFC's national and international laboratories and facilities up to £15,000.

Deadline: Thursday 5 May 2022.

NERC -Engaging the Public with Environmental Science Fund 2022

The Natural Environment Research Council Engaging the Public with Environmental Science Fund 2022 aims to support public engagement with environmental science research with funding available for projects between £5,000 - £10,000.

Deadline: Wednesday 18 May 2022.

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.

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:

  • Wednesday 8 June 2022

  • Monday 4 July 2022

  • Monday 1 August 2022

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.