#TuesdayTip: there's funding around for public engagement

Research and Innovation Development Office

Category: #tuesdaytip

9 January 2018

I'm sure you're all raring to go on another year of teaching and research, and I've been looking forward to publishing the next wave of blog posts. As always, get in touch if you want a particular topic covering, but for now, let's get back to public engagement...

Welcome back from your Christmas breaks and happy 2018 to you all!

I'm sure you're all raring to go on another year of teaching and research, and I've been looking forward to publishing the next wave of blog posts. As always, get in touch if you want a particular topic covering, but for now, let's get back to public engagement...

We've talked about public engagement before on the blog, but the conversation usually ends up leading us to the question: How do I pay for my public engagement activities?

Normally we would carry out some searching for opportunities on Research Professional, but today we can show you another really useful tool from the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement. Not only does this organisation provide advice on why and when to engage with the public about your research, they can also help you plan how to do it, including consideration of the ethical and social issues involved and how to project manage this part of your work.

Most usefully, the Centre provides a page all about funding. The team curates a dynamic list of funding opportunities organised by broad discipline, allowing you to browse at your leisure. Funding ranges from grants of a few hundred pounds up to tens of thousands, and opportunities point to funders such as Research Councils as well as small charities.

If you want to know how to engage the public before, during or after your research project, you need to check out this resource!

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