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IoP Public Engagement Grant open

The IOP public engagement grant scheme provides up to £2000 to individuals and organisations running physics-based events and activities in the UK and Ireland. The grant scheme has two rounds each year. Round 1 of the 2018 scheme is now open for applications received by 12 noon on Monday 7 May 2018. You can find […]

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Factors Affecting Public Engagement by Researchers

The LSE Impact Blog has just published a short article on the findings of the Factors Affecting Public Engagement by Researchers project that was undertaken in 2015 and was funded by a consortium of 15 UK funders, led by Wellcome Trust. The article summarises the findings and provides links to more detailed reports and papers. […]

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‘What works’- Social media

The NCCPE are delighted to announce the first in a series of ‘what works’ events. The first topic focusses on the use of social media in engaging the public with research. Last year the NCCPE commissioned a short piece of desk research to explore the use of social media in engaging the public with research. The researcher found: Researchers […]

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Research enrichment funding

The Wellcome Trust invites applications for its research enrichment funding. This enables current Wellcome grant holders to increase the impact of their work in regards to public engagement, open research and diversity and inclusion. Three types of funding are available: public engagement – support for engaging the public with the applicant’s research, worth up to […]

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Public engagement: a practical guide

Sense about Science launch Public Engagement: a practical guide, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). It is aimed at researchers to help and encourage them to involve the public in working out how to communicate findings — from the earliest stages of projects, and on the most challenging of subjects. At Sense […]

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Royal Society Public Engagement Training

Here are some upcoming training opportunities for early-mid career scientists. You can find out more about specific courses at the links below, or register for any of the courses here: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/8B8U4/. Public engagement in practice, Tuesday 14 November, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester This course is for scientists with prior experience in public engagement. The […]

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Freelance Engagement Coordinator with London Brain Project

London Brain Project is seeking a freelance Public Engagement Coordinator / Event Producer to develop a series of events for their upcoming exhibition Beyond Anxiety. Events will be developed in collaboration with, and for, young people in Southwark, exploring themes from the exhibition itself. If you are interested in developing creative experiences which engage young […]

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Engagement Grant at The Palaeontological Association

The Palaeontological Association invites applications for its engagement grants. These encourage educational outreach, public engagement and related initiatives in paleontological themes. Grants may support stand-alone complete projects or proof of concept case studies that have their own outcomes but form the groundwork for a larger bid elsewhere. The principal applicant must be a member of […]

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Alzheimer’s Society Dissemination Grants

The Alzheimer’s Society invites applications for its dissemination grants. These support the sharing of research knowledge and material outside the academic community. Target audiences may be any group of people that may be helped and supported by the outcomes of the research, such as people affected by dementia, health care professionals, NHS employees, managers and […]

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IoP Interact symposium at UoBham

Have you worked on an outreach, public engagement or science communication project based on the physical sciences? Are you looking to share your learning, celebrate your success and help others avoid your mistakes? If so then the Interact symposium is for you! Thursday 14 September, University of Birmingham We are looking for all sorts of people […]