Public Engagement Grants available
Aim: To support researchers in engaging the public with their research, SEPnet is offering small grants to support an individual or to provide resources for their project.
Concept: Many researchers have good ideas for engaging the public with their research but do not have time and/or resources. Other would like to undertake some preliminary dialogue with the public to inform their Pathways to Impact in their next grant application
Either: A small grant to support an individual – a PhD student after submission but before the viva or before starting a post doc position, or an ECR between contracts – to work with the Outreach Officer to explore opportunities for research impact, to develop, deliver and evaluate a project, or to undertake preliminary engagement with potential stakehoders to inform a Pathways to Impact document.
Or: a small grant to provide resources to develop, undertake and evaluate an engagement project.
The engagement activity may include but is not limited to debate, workshop, training (but not teaching/school resources), display, festival, business breakfast, performance, focus group.
Process: A short written statement outlining the nature of the underpinning research, initial ideas for public engagement, how the target audience will be engaged and how the project will be evaluated. Include a justification for the resources requested and submit to Averil Macdonald (firstname.lastname@example.org).
It is recommended that applicants consult with their Outreach Officer to discuss ideas.
N.B. This grant is specifically for engaging the public with research and not for outreach activities or development of teaching resources.
Deadline: The process is on a first come first served basis with a deadline of 15th February 2016 for final proposals.