The University of Southampton
Public Engagement with Research

Funding

Public Engagement with Research (PER) - Development Funding

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

2017/18 call is now closed

Funding up to £4,000 per bid was available to run activities (which meet the Call criteria) during the academic year 2017/18; the deadline for applications has now passed.

Call assessment criteria:

  1. Clear identification of, and rationale for, a defined audience for the engagement;
  2. Potential for interaction and listening within the project to maximise 2-way engagement between researchers and audience;
  3. A considered plan for evaluating the project’s effectiveness;
  4. Development of an innovative engagement approach; or a tried-and-tested method in a new context;
  5. 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;
  6. The potential for matched resource or funding for the proposed activity;
  7. The potential sustainability of the activity beyond the initial period of funding.

Please check back in summer 2018 for the 18/19 call details. If you have questions, please email peru@soton.ac.uk

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Ad hoc Seed Funding

Outside of our annual Call we will also consider approaches at any time 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 peru@soton.ac.uk for further information.

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Projects funded in 2017/18Projects funded in 2016/17Projects funded in 2015/16

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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