The Engage Grants are run by the Public Engagement Unit and aim to support researchers at the University of Bath to develop their skills and understanding of public engagement by funding activities where they have an opportunity to give public engagement a go for themselves.
The Engage Grants have been running since 2013 and over £150,000 has been invested by the Public Engagement Unit to fund researchers, whatever their level of public engagement expertise, to engage public groups with their work. For the 2022/23 Engage Grants funding call we have a total of £18,500. In the first round of the 2022/23 call we funded six projects across the two funds (Initiator and Progression) totalling £14,000.
The second round of the Engage Grants will be targeting staff and doctoral students in the faculties of Science and Engineering & Design with a one-off Initiator Fund:
Initiator - for projects up to £1000
This fund is to support applicants with little or no experience of public engagement with 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
We anticipate funding three Initiator projects.
The Engage Grants 2023 funding call for the Initiator Fund will open on Tuesday 31 January 2023 and close on Monday 13 March 2023 at 5pm.