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Events and Funding

This page is populated by the public engagement team as they become aware of funding opportunities, or opportunities to run an activity as part of someone else's event (e.g. a science tent at a music or arts festival).

If you are aware of current funding for public engagement activity not listed here, please email public-engagement@warwick.ac.uk and we will add this to the page.

This page is for time limited calls. For funding pots available all year round please take a look at our page of Funding Sources

 

Public Engagement Fund

The Public Engagement Fund is now open for applications for the 2018/19 academic year. The purpose of the fund is to support small projects, act as a contribution/ pilot fund to support a larger project, or support the purchase of equipment to be used in future public engagement events. You can apply for up to £1,000 per project.


Wellcome Research Enrichment Funding

The Wellcome Trust invites applications for its research enrichment funding. This enables current Wellcome grant holders to increase the impact of their work in regards to public engagement, open research, and diversity and inclusion. Three types of funding are available:

•public engagement – helps applicants engage the public with their research, worth up to £250,000 or five per cent of the main Wellcome grant;

•open research – supports applicants in developing innovative ways to make their research open, accessible and reusable, worth up to £50,000;

•diversity and inclusion – enables applicants to identify and tackle barriers to diversity and inclusion in their work, worth up to £20,000.

Current Wellcome-funded lead applicant grant holders or successful applicants to a Wellcome scheme may apply. Applicants must be funded through an eligible Wellcome funding scheme, which excludes master’s and PhD level funding among several other awards.

Funding lasts until the end of the main Wellcome grant.


Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund - Small Grants

The Royal Society of Chemistry invites applications for its outreach fund – small grants. These provide financial support to members, individuals and organisations in order to enable them to run chemistry-based public and schools engagement activities. Up to £2000 available. Deadline is 14th January 2019.

Mon 17 September 2018, 08:47 | Tags: Faculty of Science

The Coventry UK City of Culture Fund

There are two streams of funding available for artists, charities and other organisations to apply for.

1) The Get Ready Fund, with grants of up to £2,000 available, which can support a range of activity to help prepare for 2021. That could be everything from research, development and feasibility studies through to covering the costs of training or skills building courses.

2) The Road to 2021 Fund and this offers grants of up to £10,000. It is aimed at those who want to trial projects which may form part of the programme in 2021, or to develop new partnerships across the arts and cultural sector.

Those applying for grant funding are being encouraged to consider the four themes of Coventry’s UK City of Culture programme – Being Human, Moving, Underground and Reinvention, and to think about how their proposed activity will help to achieve step changes across the city.

All applications will be received by the Heart of England Community Foundation, which will manage the whole process on behalf of the Coventry City of Culture Trust.

The funding programme will be open on a rolling basis until the fund is expended. Applicants will hear an outcome within 13 weeks of submitting a complete application.


Science and Technologies Facilities Council Public Engagement Grants - Various

There is currently various grants available through the STFC:

Public engagement spark awards

These support programmes of novel public engagement that focus on a topic within the council’s remit, which includes astronomy, solar and planetary science, particle physics, particle astrophysics, cosmology, nuclear physics and accelerator science. Awards are worth up to £15,000 each.

Maximum award: £15,000

Closing date: 25 Oct 18 (recurring)


Public engagement nucleus awards

These support novel public engagement programmes that inspire and involve target audiences with stories of STFC science and technology, as well as building and sustaining public engagement networks that develop communities of practice. Awards are worth up to £100,000 each over three years.

Maximum award: £100,000

Closing date: 08 Nov 18 (recurring)


Public engagement legacy awards

These enable STFC grant-funded public engagement programmes to continue to grow and evolve over time. Grants are worth up to £50,000.

Maximum award: £50,000

Closing date: 20 Feb 19 (recurring)


Leadership fellows in public engagement

This enables researchers in an STFC-funded area of science and technology to deliver a prolonged, thematic programme of public engagement at an institution, covering multiple different events and activities. Grants are worth up to £100,000 for an estimated period of three years.

Maximum award: £100,000

Closing date: 21 Feb 19

Tue 10 July 2018, 09:45 | Tags: Faculty of Science

The Physiological Society - Public Engagement Grants

Public Engagement Grants of up to £5000 are available to both Member and non-Members of The Society to promote the discussion of physiology with public audiences.

We encourage collaborative applications, including those between expert science communicators, facilitators of public engagement, artists, musicians, thespians and our Members. Please contact the Society if you would like to be connected with a physiologist.

The grant scheme aims to:

  • Inspire creative public engagement with physiology

  • Stimulate physiologists to share their stories, passion and expertise in innovative ways with wider audiences, particularly those that are traditionally hard to reach

  • Increase dialogue between researchers and the public, in particular on topics such as the relevance of research to health, medicine and performance.

  • Produce materials and resources which can be used for further public engagement and outreach work.

Projects should:

  • Deliver a better understanding of physiology to lay audiences.

  • Consider longevity and legacy.

  • Consider impact on both audiences and researchers.

Applications can be submitted all year round, with two funding rounds.
The deadlines for the scheme are January 14 and June 14. Please note that reviews can take up to 6 weeks.

Mon 18 June 2018, 13:02 | Tags: Medical School

Arts Council National Lottery project grants

Award: 1000 - 15,000 (10% partnership funding from sources other than Arts Council)

Individuals and organisations can apply.

Closing Date: No Deadline

  • This fund supports a broad range of not-for-profit projects that create and sustain quality work and help people across England to engage with arts and culture.
  • The programme supports development by allowing artists, cultural practitioners and organisations to work in new ways and to get their work out to new audiences.
  • The programme supports projects focused on the following artforms and disciplines: music, theatre, dance, visual arts, literature, combined arts, museum practise and arts-focused projects in libraries
  • Projects may also work with these artforms in other contexts, including: film, audio, design, gaming, digital technology and VR, non-arts organisations/settings, non-arts cultural forms e..g health and wellbeing and social inclusion, national activiites with national impact, reach and significance

Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants

Award: 15,000 - 100,000 (10% partnership funding from sources other than Arts Council)

Individuals and organisations can apply.

Closing Date: No Deadline

  • This fund supports a broad range of not-for-profit projects that create and sustain quality work and help people across England to engage with arts and culture.
  • The programme supports development by allowing artists, cultural practitioners and organisations to work in new ways and to get their work out to new audiences.
  • The programme supports projects focused on the following artforms and disciplines: music, theatre, dance, visual arts, literature, combined arts, museum practise and arts-focused projects in libraries
  • Projects may also work with these artforms in other contexts, including: film, audio, design, gaming, digital technology and VR, non-arts organisations/settings, non-arts cultural forms e..g health and wellbeing and social inclusion, national activiites with national impact, reach and significance

Get involved in Being Human

Led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the British Academy, Being Human is the UK’s only national festival of the humanities.

In November each year the festival brings together universities, museums, galleries, archives, independent research organisations, community and commercial partners to make research in the humanities accessible to non-specialist audiences and demonstrate its relevance to our everyday lives.

In 2018, the festival’s theme is ‘Origins and Endings’.

Wellcome Large Grants Public Engagement Fund

Maximum Award: £3 million

Closing date: 3 May 2018

This fund enables individuals and organisations to use creative approaches in engaging the public with health research.


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