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A selection of funding opportunities to support public engagement

 

Royal Society of Biology – Outreach and Engagement Grant Scheme

Individual members of the RSB, around the world, can apply directly for funding to help run an event or activity in their region.
Award: up to £500
Application deadline: There are two rounds of applications per year. The 2021 round will open in April 2021.


Anatomical Society - Public Engagement grants

Members of the Anatomical Society can apply to support outreach and public engagement activities that ignite curiosity in young and old audiences about the anatomy of humans and animals.
Award: up to £500
Application deadline: 6 times a year, with deadlines throughout the year.

The Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour - Public Engagement grants

The ASAB Education committee is offering Public Engagement grants for organizing and delivering innovative and exciting outreach activities. These activities should be aimed at young people and/or the general public, to communicate the science of animal behaviour.
Award: up to £2000 – although applications for less than the full amount are encouraged.
Who can apply: This grant is open to individuals and organisations, researchers, schools, museums, libraries and community groups. Members and non-members of ASAB are eligible to apply.
Application deadline: see website for details.

Biochemical Society – Science Outreach Grants

Support for scientific outreach activities that communicate the excitement of molecular bioscience to young people and the community.
Award: up to £1,000
Application deadline: There are two rounds of applications per year, in September and April.

British Ecological Society – Outreach Grants

BES actively encourages their members to promote ecological science to a wide audience and offers grants of up to £2,000 for outreach activities world-wide that promote ecological science to the public, aimed at a non-academic audience.
Award: up to £2,000
Who can apply: Applications are open to individuals and organisations, including: BES members and non-members; researchers; schools; museums; libraries; and community groups.
Application deadline: see website for details.

British Society for Plant Pathology – BSPP Plant Pathology Promotion Fund

BSPP wishes to promote an understanding and awareness of the importance of plant pathology to a wider audience than its membership. To that end it has established a fund for the promotion of plant pathology, with the aim of stimulating interest in, and knowledge and awareness of, plant pathology to people who do not normally come into contact with the subject.
Award: up to £2,000
Who can apply: All members of the BSPP.
Application deadline: See website for details.

European Society for Evolutionary Biology – Outreach Fund

These grants support projects that promote evolution-related activities.
Award: See website for details.
Application deadline: Proposals will be accepted twice yearly on 15th March and 15th September.

Genetics Society - Public Engagement Grant

Grants are available to members of the Genetics Society to cover costs associated with travel and materials for public engagement activities relevant to Genetics.
Award: See website for details.
Who can apply: Genetics Society members.

Institute of Physics – Public Engagement Grant Scheme

This scheme provides up to £3,000 to individuals and organisations running physics based events and activities in the UK and Ireland.
Award: up to £3,000
Who can apply: Open to all and provides funding for individuals and organisations. This includes, but is not limited to, members of the Institute of Physics, researchers in academia or industry, museums, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, art groups and libraries.
Current members of the Institute of Physics' Council are not eligible to apply for, or be associated with, a public engagement grant.
Application deadline: See website for details.

Microbiology Society – Education and Outreach Grants

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to support relevant science teaching or promotion initiatives, or to support developments likely to lead to an improvement in the teaching of any aspect of microbiology.
Award: up to £1,000
Who can apply: Microbiology Society School Members, or Full, Full Concessionary or Postgraduate Student Members residing in the UK or Republic of Ireland
Application deadline: There are two rounds of application per year. Closing dates are 1st April and 1st October each year.

Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund

Through the outreach fund, the RSC aim to encourage and support the development of projects that raise awareness of the place of chemistry in people's everyday lives, especially those not already interested in chemistry as well as developing the science communication skills of people who are already highly trained in chemistry.
Award: Small grants: up to £2,000; large grants: up to £10,000
Who can apply: Open to all, individuals and organisations. This includes, but is not limited to members of the Royal Society of Chemistry, member-led groups, researchers in academia or industry, museums, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, art groups and libraries.
Application deadline: see website for details.

Society for Applied Microbiology – Public Engagement Grant

This grant is designed to support events where aspects of microbiology are promoted to the general public and other relevant stakeholders. The main criterion is that the event or activity must in some way promote the science of microbiology.
Award: up to £4,000
Who can apply: members and non-members of the Society.
Application deadline: see website for details.

Society for Endocrinology – Public Engagement Grant

To support organisation and delivery of outreach activities, aimed at school children and/or the general public.
Award: up to £1,000
Who can apply: Society of Endocrinology members.
Application deadline: see website for details.

The Physiological Society – Public Engagement Grants

Grants of any value up to £20,000 are available to both members and non-members of The Physiological Society to promote the discussion of physiology with public audiences. Collaborative applications, including those between expert science communicators, facilitators of public engagement, artists, musicians, thespians and members are encouraged.
Award: Up to £500 or up to £20,000
Who can apply: Both members and non-members of the Society.
Application deadline: see website for details.

The Royal Society – Partnership Grants

Partnership grants of up to £3,000 are available to schools to enable students, aged five to 18, to carry out science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) projects.
Award: up to £3,000
Who can apply: Applications need to be made jointly between the school and STEM partners where the partnership needs to be established before the start of the application.
Application deadline: see website for details.

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