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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.

2018/19 Call 

We are delighted to announce the details of projects selected for funding in 2018/19 - please click the link below to find out more.

Projects funded in 2018/19

Call assessment criteria:

Clear rationale for the engagement work;
Clear identification of and rationale for a defined audience for the engagement;
Potential for interaction and listening within the project to maximise 2-way engagement between researchers and audience;
A considered plan for evaluating the project’s effectiveness;
Development of an innovative engagement approach; OR a tried-and-tested method in a new context;
The potential for learning/development of the researchers involved; and consideration of how this can be captured and shared with the wider UoS research community;
The potential for matched resource or funding for the proposed activity;
The potential sustainability of the activity beyond the initial period of funding.

Projects timeline:

Interim reporting deadline: 31 March 2019

Project spend must be complete by 31 July 2019

Final reporting deadline: 30 September 2019

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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