At our 2018 annual PER Day we launched our new internal public engagement funding scheme. The PER Fund is supported through the University’s Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF) and provides modest grants to support our researchers to develop, carry out and share their public engagement activities. The scheme is open to all staff and PGRs who carry out research as part of their role.

The main fund accepts applications for amounts from £250-£2,000 and has 4 deadlines per year on 28th February, 31st May, 31st August, and 28th November. Applications will be reviewed by Prof Alice Roberts and Prof Ian Grosvenor. Applicants should expect to hear the outcome of their application within 14-21 days of the deadline. Applications for less than £250 can be submitted year-round and will be reviewed by PER Team members, Leah Fitzsimmons and Caroline Gillett. Outcomes for these applications will be made known within 14 days of submission.

All applicants should complete the form and return it to We also encourage you to be ambitious and creative with your proposals – we will always try to find ways to help support great ideas! Please find the application form and scheme assessment criteria here.