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STFC Reaction Awards scheme

The STFC Reaction Award, https://stfc.ukri.org/public-engagement/public-engagement-grants/pe-funding-opportunities/pe-reaction-awards/ scheme is still open. The Reaction Awards scheme will allow the funding of public engagement programmes that are a fast response to new and/or unexpected significant developments related to STFC’s science and technology remit. Applicants to The Reaction Awards Scheme are advised contact the Public Engagement Team, STFCPublicEngagementTeam@stfc.ac.uk to discuss their Reaction […]

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SciComm Internship – Cardiff

Are you interested in space, design, or visualisation? Las Cumbres Observatory, Cardiff are running a 6 week, paid internship programme between June – August 2018 for undergraduate students. We are looking for students to work with our education team to create tools for science communication, related to astronomy and robotic telescopes. You don’t have to […]

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Rutherford plasma physics communication prize

The closing date for this opportunity has been extended. The previous deadline of 16 February has been extended to 2 March 2018. All other call details remain unchanged. The Institute of Physics, sponsored by the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s Central Laser Facility, invites applications for the Rutherford plasma physics communication prize. This recognises outreach […]

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A CPD treat for those running workshops

STEM learning have three free online courses via FutureLearn coming up in the next few weeks which will enable you to develop your students’ learning with engaging and effective practical lessons: Teaching practical chemistry: Explore how going beyond ‘recipe following’, teachers can use practical work in chemistry to support the explanation of theory. Discover ‘microscale’ […]

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STFC Leadership Fellows in Public Engagement

The 2018 Leadership Fellows in Public Engagement call is now open until 4.00pm on Thursday 22 February 2018. STFC Leadership Fellows in Public Engagement undertake high quality programmes of engagement and outreach while concurrently acting as champions for the value and practice of engagement with research in their host institution and research community. Proposed engagement […]

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Rutherford plasma physics communication prize

The Institute of Physics, sponsored by the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s Central Laser Facility, invites applications for the Rutherford plasma physics communication prize. This recognises outreach and communications of plasma physics to non-experts and the public. All members of the plasma physics community may submit nominations. Self-nominations are welcome. The prize is worth £500 […]

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IoP’s ‘3 Minute Wonder’ competition

This year sees the return of the Institute of Physics’ national ‘3 Minute Wonder’ science communication competition! Described as “Educational, inspiring and entertaining all at once”, 3 Minute Wonder challenges researchers in physics-related fields (industry OR academia) to explain their work in … yes, you guessed it … just three minutes. Participants pitch their research […]

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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 […]

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IOP Early Career Physics Communicator Award 2017

The IOP Physics Communicators Group invites applications from people at the start of their careers in physics who have undertaken activities that support and encourage excellent communication of physics. The deadline for applications is 2 October 2017. Shortlisted applicants will give a presentation demonstrating their physics communication methods at a special event on 24 November […]

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Early Career Physics Communicator Award 2017

The IOP Physics Communicators Group invites applications from people at the start of their careers in physics who have undertaken activities that support and encourage excellent communication of physics. The Early Career Physics Communicator Award is awarded annually and to be eligible applicants do not need to be a member of the IOP but must […]