The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) invites expressions of interest for its Telling Tales of Engagement Competition. This supports researchers in further telling the story of research impact in an interesting and engaging way to a wider audience.
The competition relates to RCUK’s Digital Economy Theme, which supports research to rapidly realise the transformational impact of digital technologies on community life, cultural experiences, future society, and the economy. Relevant researchers are from a diverse range of disciplines including social science, engineering, computer science, the arts and medical research.
Three prizes of £10,000 are available. EPSRC are currently inviting expressions of interest and the closing date is 1st December 2016.
- tell stories that describe how their pathway to impact genuinely unfolded, to help the wider research community and public understand how impact really occurs and what benefits have, or are expected to be delivered from their research;
- explain how they will use the prize, to engage the public with their research, to show how the benefits of their research help make a contribution to various challenges and to help address the RCUK’s equality, diversity and inclusion agenda.
For full details, please see the EPSRC website.
How to apply
Applicants do not have to be funded by EPSRC to apply; the competition is open to all researchers employed or registered at a UK Higher Education Institute who would be eligible for RCUK grant funding.
If you are interested in this call and would like support to develop your ideas further, please contact Genna West (Engagement and Impact Facilitator) or Naomi Kay (Public Engagement Officer). And please ensure to contact your RKEO Funding Development Officer at least three weeks before the application deadline.