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Public Engagement with Research


Public Engagement with Research (PER) - Development Funding

The Public Engagement with Research unit (PERu) invites applications annually for funding to develop research engagement activities.

2019/20 Call 

This Call has now closed - we are delighted to have funded a set of exciting projects which will be running during 2019/20 - click the link below to find out more.

Call assessment criteria:

All proposals must demonstrate ability to stimulate interest, excitement and debate about an area of UoS research.

In addition, each proposal will be assessed against the following criteria, listed in order of significance:

Projects timeline:

Projects to start: November 

Interim reporting deadline: March

Project spend must be complete by 31 July

Final reporting deadline: September following project-end.

Projects funded in 2019/20Projects funded in 2018/19
Projects funded in 2017/18Projects funded in 2016/17Projects funded in 2015/16

Ad hoc Seed Funding

Outside of our annual Call we will also consider approaches for small amounts of seed-funding to respond to emerging opportunities which meet the above criteria.  Please note that requests via this responsive mode are unlikely to be successful if the applicant could reasonably have applied through the annual Call process. Please email for further information.

Funding via Public Engagement as a Pathway to Impact

Research Council grant applicants can request resources for public engagement activities (which are project specific and could contribute to generating impact from the research proposed, ie within Pathways to Impact).

This includes the University's Bringing Research to Life Roadshow which reaches 20000+ people annually and tours to ~10 different events.

For specific grant advice please speak to your Research Support Officer in the first instance.

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