The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, under the Research Councils UK digital economy theme, invites expressions of interest for their telling tales of engagement competition. This aims to capture and promote the impact of Research Council funded digital economy research is having. Activities may include video or podcast production, outreach activities to schools, public lecture series, community events, artistic interpretation, specialised media training or attendance at a high profile, non-academic focused conference. Proposals should aim to:
- tell stories that describe how the candidate’s pathway genuinely unfolded, helping the wider research community and public understand how impact really occurs and what benefits have been delivered from the research;
- explain how the candidate will use the prize, to engage the public with their research, and show how benefits of the research help make a contribution to various challenges and to help address the RCUK’s equality, diversity and inclusion agenda.
Researchers who have previously received funding from the RCUK digital economy theme or aligned funding from the EPSRC, AHRC or ESRC for research or research training relevant to digital economy may apply. Applicants should be employed or registered at a UK HEI. Teams of researchers and researchers from the third sector may also apply, but a lead applicant must be named.
Three awards of £10,000 are available. The maximum project duration is 18 months.