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Public Engagement funding schemes

We offer up to £10 million per year to support projects that investigate biomedical science and its social contexts. Projects can consider the social, cultural, ethical and historical issues related to biomedical science.

From August 2016 there will not be any Engaging Science funding schemes open for new applications as we’re taking a pause in our current funding cycle to review the way we fund public engagement projects. There are more details on our blog.

For more information, please read our questions and answers.

Science Learning+ Funds research exploring the impacts of informal STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) experiences.
Engagement Fellowships Supporting the future leaders in public engagement.
Arts Awards Support imaginative and experimental arts projects that create new artworks to investigate health and wellbeing.
International Engagement Awards Fund public engagement projects in low- and middle-income countries.
Broadcast, games and film awards Fund proposals from the entertainment industries (broadcast, games and film).
People Awards and Society Awards Support projects that enable the public to explore health and wellbeing by catalysing conversations about the connections between research and society.
Capital Awards For large-scale projects that engage the public with science or make the history of medicine relevant to contemporary audiences.
Sustaining Excellence Awards Supporting the enhanced delivery of existing outstanding public engagement projects.
The Hub Award Project funding and a stimulating space for researchers and other creative minds.
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