National Forum for Public Engagement with STEM – survey

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

Complete the survey here. 

Collective Intelligence Grants

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.

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Finding my People: Engaged Practice Symposium at Birkbeck

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.

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Free media/policy workshop

‘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

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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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Funding – Education, Welfare, Justice

Nuffield Foundation – Grants for Research, Development, and Analysis

Funding available for projects that seek to improve the design and operation of social policy in education, welfare or justice.

Grants of £10,000 to £500,000 available.
Applications open biannually, 2018 deadlines are 16 March/24 September

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