Part of our commitment to public engagement has been to run a university wide public engagement fund for any health related research projects. Since 2018 we've supported several projects from across multiple departments as part of this Wellcome funded initiative. We're incredibly proud to have supported these projects and look forward to opening the fund again soon. Sign up to the Warwick Institute of Engagement Staff/ Student network to be the first to hear about the next call.
MILESTONE is a project that aims to understand and improve transition of care from child to adult mental health services for young people across different healthcare systems in Europe. The funds awarded were used to run three ‘Ideas Cafes’, two hour interactive workshops, with a wide range of different stakeholders including mental health practitioners, service commissioners, young people and parents and carers.
The Red Tent Project is a menstruation and sustainability awareness project designed and run by PhD student Rebecca Evans. Its aim is to increase awareness about the challenges faced by girls globally in managing their menarche and menstruation, and to promote discourse on the issue with the goal of listening to girls’ needs and trying to find sustainable solutions.
Further Wellcome funding for Engagement
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.