Birkbeck Public Engagement Awards make the news of the month for March! [00:27]
A year-long professional development programme for researchers with a passion for public engagement. The programme creates a challenging but supportive environment for delegates to reflect upon what it means to be an engaged researcher, and to explore the quality and value of engagement. It also supports participants to develop the skills and experience to work with others and improve the impact and relevance of their research.
Deadline for applications: 1 March 2019
Course dates: 12-13 June 2019; 16-17 October 2019; 19-20 February 2020
Follow-on Funding for Impact and Engagement supports innovative and creative engagements with new audiences and user communities which stimulate pathways to impact. Funds will be awarded for knowledge exchange, public engagement, active dissemination and commercialisation activities.
Awards of up to £100,000
Deadline: Open call
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.
The National Forum for Public Engagement with STEM is conducting a survey of all those that work in Public Engagement with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). The survey will take about 20 minutes to complete. It is being delivered by the NCCPE acting as secretariat to the National Forum. The purpose of the survey is to:
- gather useful intelligence about organisations working in informal STEM engagement
- understand better the relevance of the work of the National Forum and how it could be improved
- gather data on diversity and inclusion
Nesta’s Centre for Collective Intelligence Design is awarding grants of up to £20,000 for innovative ideas to help generate evidence about how collective intelligence can be designed and applied for social impact. The project should include using new digital technologies and methods for enabling collective intelligence at scale, e.g. through deliberation, observation, prediction or idea creation, etc.
Deadline for expression of interest 9th November 2018.
Dr Sophie Hope, Lecturer in Arts Management, attended the Engaged Practice Symposium led by Birkbeck’s Public Engagement team. She shares her experiences of the day, meeting colleagues from different subject areas and their discussions about engaging different audiences with their research.
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
‘Standing up for Science’ workshop
14 November 2018
Wellcome Collection, London
Free event for early career scientists, engineers, medics and social scientists (including PhDs, post-docs or equivalent).
Learn how the media works, how evidence can inform policy, what journalists and policymakers want and need from researchers, and how to involve the public in communicating your research. Hear directly from and ask questions of researchers who have interacted with the media, science journalists, and policymakers.
Apply by 4th November 2018
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