These support work that builds capacity for public engagement with biomedical research in sub-Saharan Africa, south-east Asia and south Asia. Projects should aim to do the following:
- stimulate dialogue about biomedical research and its impact on the public in a range of community and public contexts;
- promote innovative partnerships between community organisations, the cultural sector and scientists or researchers;
- strengthen capacity to conduct public engagement with biomedical science and health research.
Applicants may be biomedical scientists, health researchers or collaborations between researchers and research groups or institutions. Non-scientist led projects must have a biomedical scientific input through a work partnership with an expert in the area, and scientist-led projects are encouraged to collaborate with partners in civil society and the creative industries.
Each award is worth up to £30,000 for up to three years.
Closing date is the 21st of August 2014. Visit the Wellcome Trust website for more information.