CBMNet public engagement grants are for projects that encourage the public to explore industrial biotechnology, its impact on society and culture, its historical roots or the ethical questions that it raises. This scheme is open to all CBMNet members and each grant is up to £500.
This scheme aims to:
- stimulate interest, excitement and debate about industrial biotechnology
- support formal and informal learning
- reach audiences of all ages and from all walks of life and inform, inspire and involve them
- encourage high-quality interdisciplinary practice and collaborations
- investigate and test new methods of engagement, participation and education
Project activities and outputs may include:
- workshops, events, debates and discussions
- exhibitions and museum outreach
- films, games, websites and cross-platform projects
- performance or theatre projects involving existing work or work that may be more illustrative than artistic
- deliberative or opinion-gathering projects
- creation of teaching materials
Applications must be directly related to industrial biotechnology or bioenergy (IBBE) and within the CBMNet Remit. BBSRC defines IBBE as: The use of biological resources (including plants, algae, marine life, fungi and micro-organisms) for producing and processing materials, chemicals and energy.