Science and, more generally, the STEM disciplines do not exist in a vacuum and underpin, in some way, the overwhelming majority of our day-to-day activities. We all then have a stake in British research, but we are not all literate in science. This is a great shame, especially given how much of science is publicly funded.
Scientists can, and some argue should, help improve the general public’s understanding of science. If that sounds like you, or if you are looking to develop skills for a future career move, please peruse the opportunities below.
|Wellcome Trust public engagement fund||£25-000-£3million
Up to 3 years
|Projects that focus on health||Individuals and institutions|
|Biochemical Society scientific outreach grants||Up to £1000||Supports molecular bioscience outreach
|Royal Society of Biology regional grant scheme||Up to £500||To help run an outreach event||Society members|
|European Society for Evolutionary Biology outreach initiative||€1000-£1500||Projects that promote evolutionary biology|
|Society for Endocrinology public engagement grant||Up to £1000||Endocrinology focused events||Society members and public engagement professionals|
|British Society for the History of Science special projects grants||£50-£1500||Events that promote history and societal impact of science (all disciplines)||Society members|
|The Physiological Society public engagement grants||Up to £5000||Physiology themed events|