STFC Spark Awards 2017-B call is now open for applications until 4.00pm on Thursday 26th October.
The Spark Awards scheme aims to support high quality programmes of public engagement that inspire and involve audiences with stories of STFC science and technology. Grants of up to £15k are available.
Proposed engagement programmes must clearly focus around the remit of the STFC science programme (astronomy, solar and planetary science, particle physics, particle astrophysics, cosmology, nuclear physics and accelerator science) or clearly and demonstrably align to the science and technology work of STFC’s national and international laboratories and facilities.
Applicants should make clear how their application relates to the aims of the STFC Public Engagement Strategy
Applicants may choose which audiences to engage with and the methods of engagement. However, applications that propose engagement with audiences considered to have a low ‘science capital’ are encouraged. In addition, applications that highlight the social, ethical, and economic benefits of research are welcomed.
Before submitting your application you are encouraged to contact the STFC Public Engagement Team to discuss your ideas.
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