If you’ve been involved in public engagement with research and have a great project that you want to share – why not enter the Engage 2014 competition?
The NCCPE are organising this national competition in order to find and celebrate high quality public engagement with research projects.
All over the UK, researchers are engaging the public in a variety of different ways and for numerous reasons. The NCCPE want to recognise this and reward those great examples of public engagement in practice. They are interested in all applications that cover projects from all disciplines, of any size, length and cost.
Finalists will be shortlisted by the judging panels and they will be invited to showcase their projects at an event at the Natural History Museum in London during the Universities UK week on Wednesday 11th June 2014 – the overall winner will then be announced.
The winner of the competition will be offered £2,500 to develop or share their engagement work with others. Further competition categories will be decided once submission is closed as they are keen to encourage as wide a range as applications as possible, and want to ensure the categories reflect that diversity.
There will be one overall winner and a runner up will be decided from ALL entries, there will also be a winner and a runner up for each individual category.
Please see below information on entry requirements:
The competition is open to all UK HE institutions and research organisations and their partners.
- Entrants must be a current member of staff or student at a UK HEI or Research Institute
- Applications from partners in collaborative projects are encouraged, however the named applicant should be a current member of staff or student at a UK HEI.
- Open to individuals or groups, but group entries must be submitted by one named individual who is the main contact for the competition
- Collaborations with other HE/Research institutions are eligible
- The activity must already have taken place or be ongoing (depending on the nature of activity)
- The activity must be an example of public engagement with research
- Entrants agree to their entry being made public in a permanent online repository at NCCPE’s discretion
- Entrants must be available to attend the final event at the Natural History Museum in Universities Week 2014 if selected
- Entrants agree to pay travel costs to the final event if invited
Entry to the competition is now currently open and you can find the entry form here.
You can find out more on what to expect on the entry form here: supporting document.
The closing date for entries is 31st March 2014 at 5pm. Late entries will not be accepted. They will only accept entries that are made on the online form.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.