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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Presenting to Public Audiences: Planning Workshop

Develop your skills in speaking to non-academic audiences. In this session, run by Birkbeck’s Public Engagement Team, you will consider the relevance of your work for different audiences and how to tailor your content accordingly. The session will include public speaking tips and information about opportunities to talk about your research outside of academia.

Attending this session will provide you with skills and practical advice about how to communicate your research effectively.

Wed 16 January 2019
10:30 – 12:30
G20 Malet Street

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The Engage Researchers’ Academy

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
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