Public engagement spark awards

The Science and Technology Facilities Council invites applications for its public engagement spark awards. These support programmes of novel public engagement that focus on a topic within the council’s remit, which includes astronomy, solar and planetary science, particle physics, particle astrophysics, cosmology, nuclear physics and accelerator science. Applications that highlight the social, ethical, and economic benefits of research are welcomed. Applicants are particularly encouraged to propose engagement with audiences considered to have low science capital.

Applicant organisations must be based in the UK and the target audiences of the project must be primarily UK residents. Each application must include a researcher in an STFC-funded area of science or technology.

Awards are worth up to £15,000 each for a maximum duration of three years. They may cover costs such as contributions to salaries, costs of materials, travel and subsistence, and equipment worth up to £10,000.

Deadline information Applications due by 4pm, 26 October 2017.