Public Engagement: What does a good funding application look like?

Researchers’ Public Engagement Network – Spring Event
Thursday 14 February, 12.00 -14.00
Room 102, Clore Management Centre

Take away practical advice about applying for public engagement funding. Discuss what funders are looking for and share your experiences with colleagues.

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A chance to polish your Public Engagement Awards application

The Birkbeck Public Engagement Awards recognise and celebrate researchers undertaking innovative and exemplary public engagement activities. In particular, we celebrate research that builds on Birkbeck’s tradition of socially engaged research and the College’s historical mission to engage with a wide and diverse range of people outside of academia.

Entries are now being accepted for the Birkbeck Public Engagement Awards 2019. Shortlisted entries and winning projects will be recognised at the Birkbeck Public Awards Ceremony on 26 March 2019. Read about last year’s winners here.

If you have any questions, please contact the Public Engagement Team or join them for a Q&A session, from 12.30pm (for PhD students) or from 1pm (for researchers), on 21 January 2019 in room B04, Malet Street.

An application form and guidance can be downloaded here.

Online engagement with school students – ‘I’m a Scientist’

I’m a Scientist and I’m an Engineer are online STEM engagement competitions that get people in science and engineering talking with curious school students.

The online events take place 4–15 March for British Science Week 2019, apply by Monday 28 January.

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UNESCO UK science and technology event at the Science Museum, London

Take part in a themed Lates event at the Science Museum in London, 27 March 2019, showcasing the ‘S’ in the in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation.

To contribute with an interactive activity, exhibit, talk or workshop, register by 22 November 2018.

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Knowledge Exchange Fellowships – Arts, Humanities, Social Scientists

Applications are open for two-year fellowships for researchers to be seconded into the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (London) to work alongside, advise and influence policymakers.

Application deadline – 31 October 2018
Fellowships start – September 2019

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Wellcome Photography Prize

Photographers and other image makers from all disciplines are invited to enter the Wellcome Photography Prize, which celebrates compelling imagery that captures stories of health, medicine and science. They are looking for entries that can captivate people with stories of science and medicine, and start conversations about some of the health challenges humanity faces today.

Deadline for entries is 17 December 2018

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Influencing Policy: Planning Workshop

Thursday 15th November, 10.30-12.30
Room G20, Birkbeck Malet St.

Open to all interested PhDs, Post-docs and staff at Birkbeck.

Discuss possible ways to involve policy makers and influencers in your research. From think tanks to Select Committees, identify opportunities to connect with relevant groups or individuals. Understand the English legislative process and hear how other Birkbeck researchers have successfully engaged with policy. Take time to consider who you want to involve in your work and discuss the best ways to share your research with different groups.

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Online classroom chats – ‘I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here’

Register to take part in the next I’m a Scientist and I’m an Engineer online event, running 5-16th November. School students from across the country will be able to ask you questions about your work, as you compete to win £500 for engagement activities.

Open to all PhDs/postdocs/academics – no experience required. Applications open now.
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Community Research Partnerships – UCL event

Hosted by the UCL Engineering Exchange, register for this free event to share knowledge about issues facing London communities. The key themes are: Green Infrastructure, Air Quality and the Circular Economy.

Friday 7th Sept, 2018 – 9.30-18.00

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