School Partnership Grants – Royal Society

Do you have a great idea for bringing research alive in school? The Partnership Grants scheme offers up to £3000 to UK schools or colleges to buy equipment to run a STEM investigation project in partnership with a STEM professional.

Deadline for applications 28 February 2019

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Science & Technology Facilities Council – Public Engagement Funding

A range of grant schemes support the STFC public engagement strategy.

Open schemes:

– Leadership Fellows in Public Engagement
– Public Engagement Legacy Awards – open until 20 February 2019
– Leadership Fellows in Public Engagement – open until 21 February 2019
– Public Engagement Spark Awards – opens on 14th March
– Public Engagement Reaction Awards – open call

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Science Gallery London – open call for GENDER

Science Gallery London is inviting expressions of interest for projects to become part of the forthcoming GENDER season.
Applications from researchers who would like to run live research as part of the season are particularly welcomed.

Application deadline: Wednesday 15 February 2019

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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.

Planning Workshops for the Spring Term

Presenting to Public Audiences
Wednesday 16th January, 10.30-12.30
Room G20 Malet Street
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Developing Interactive Activities
Tuesday 26th February, 10.30-12.30
Room G20, Malet Street
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Introduction to Public Engagement 
Thursday 7th March, 10.00-13.00
Room G20, Malet Street
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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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Seed Funding – Wellcome Trust

Awards of up to £2500  are available for engagement activities in medical humanities or biomedical sciences.

Two rounds of funding will be available in the remainder of this academic year. Deadlines for applications:
20 February 2019
12 June 2019

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Seed Funding – UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)

Awards of up to £2500 are available to enable researchers to develop and deliver projects that engage people outside of academia with their research. It is anticipated that this will enable new collaborations to be formed or pilot work to be trialled.

Deadlines for applications is 17 February 2019 (project must be complete by 30 September 2019)

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