Closing date – 27th March 2015
These assist individuals and organisations with promoting ecological science to a wider audience through the organisation of public engagement events. Grants support projects that:
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Closing date 27th March 2015
This supports events where aspects of microbiology are promoted to the general public and other relevant stakeholders.
Read More “Society for Applied Microbiology – public engagement grant”
Inspire the next generation with grants of up to £3000 for innovative school science projects.
The Royal Society Partnership Grant scheme funds STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) investigation projects at primary, secondary or college level in partnership with a practising scientist or engineer. Go beyond the curriculum and out of the classroom with a Partnership Grant.
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Your community group or organisation could be eligible for a grant of £500. Plus you can receive free support, resources and activity ideas to help celebrate British Science Week 2015 (BSW), 13 – 22 March 2015. British Science Week is a celebration of the best of British science, technology, engineering and maths featuring fascinating, entertaining and engaging events across the UK.
Read More “Grant of £500 to help celebrate British Science Week 2015”
The Physiological Society is offering grants of up to £5000 to support public engagement.
The grants, which are available to both Society members and non-members, are designed to fund innovative and creative projects on any aspect of physiology.
They particularly encourage collaborations between science communicators, facilitators of public engagement, and their members. They are open to any ideas from you as to how physiologists can engage with the public.
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Clare Matterson, director of medical humanities and Engagement at the Wellcome Trust has written a short piece for the Guardian on public engagement. Extracts below. To read this article in full go HERE.
Scientists’ public engagement work should be generously funded
Public engagement as a practice is nothing new. In the UK, it dates back to Michael Faraday’s public lectures at the Royal Institution (which proved so popular that hansom cabs blocked Albemarle Street, where the RI is located, leading to the creation of one of the first ever one-way streets). In the past two decades public engagement has moved away from just telling people how wonderful science is to exploring the social and ethical implications of scientific research and, importantly, listening to them. Nowadays, there are countless science festivals, public debates, science-art collaborations and “citizen science” projects.
Public engagement is a profession in its own right now, too. There are probably thousands of people in the UK who see their main line of work as “engaging the public”. But what about scientists themselves – do they (or should they) leave it to the professionals? Too often, public engagement is viewed as a “bolt-on” to a scientist’s work. Even Dame Nancy Rothwell – an eminent neuroscientist who has done far more than her fair share of public talks and events (and encouraged other scientists to) – has referred to science communication as her “hobby”.
Read More “Article: Scientists’ public engagement work should be generously funded”
Small awards are available to help individuals or organisations with activities related to science and engineering for which public funds are not available. Applications can be in any area of science and engineering. No deadline.
Read More “EPSRC – Holmes Hines memorial fund”
The aim of the Fellowship is to increase public knowledge and awareness of oral history, particularly of the National Life Stories collections.
This award of £5,000, sponsored by National Life Stories (NLS) at the British Library, is open to anyone resident in the United Kingdom who wishes to use the NLS oral history collections to reflect on life stories and memory, and share the results of their research in the public domain.
Read More “National Life Stories – Goodison Fellowship”