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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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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Arts & Humanities Research Council Follow-on Funding

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
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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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The Public Engagement Team is recruiting! Six month intern role

If you know of anyone interested in joining the team to gain experience of public engagement events and project planning, please see further details below or contact Katy Glazer, Public Engagement Coordinator.

Role: Public Engagement Intern
Team: Public Engagement Team
Salary range: £21,945 – £25,236
Duration: 6 months, October 2018 – March 2019
Part time: 0.4 FT
Closing date: Monday 3rd September 2018

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3 Minute Thesis – watch the event!

Watch Birkbeck PhD students share their research in a short, accessible, inspiring way! This free, fun event is a great way to support our peers and find out more about research across the College.

18.30, Wednesday 23rd May, Clore Lecture Theatre

Find out more and register here

Wellcome discussion event -Thursday 15 March

Open Minds: Collaboration and singlemindedness

Are we more creative in a group or are we better on our own? Join a conversation about finding and working with the right collaborators and the role of single mindedness.
Artist Alex Julyan is in conversation with Choreographer Lea Tirabasso to explore how working with a philosopher, a cancer specialist and a geneticist has influenced her new dance piece.
Join the conversation and share your own experiences of co-creativity.

Thursday 15 March
16.00-17.30
Reading Room, Wellcome Collection
Free and no need to book, just turn up on the day

 

The Royal Society – School Partnership Grants

Primary and Secondary schools can apply for funding to carry out science, technology, engineering, mathematics computing or data science, in partnership with researchers. The application must be initiated by the school but researchers may like to suggest this partnership opportunity to any teacher contacts.  Contact the Public Engagement Team to discuss an application.

Grants available up to £3,000

Deadline Saturday 31st March 2018

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