The call for proposals is now open for the Economic and Social Research Council’s Festival of Social Science 2018. The festival offers an excellent opportunity to be part of a week-long celebration of social science—and we are keen to see many of our researchers at BU to take part in this exciting public engagement event as possible.
This year the ESRC festival will be taking place from the 3-10 November 2018, marking the eighth year that the festival has taken place in Bournemouth. Last year we had a jam packed schedule of events across a range of topics from Brexit through to hitchhiking—attracting diverse audiences. This year we are an official festival partner and so we are looking to make the festival bigger and better than ever before!
Present your research however you like— public debates, workshops, interactive seminars, film screenings, virtual exhibitions are just some of the formats we’ve had in previous years. If you want to try something completely new and different—we want to hear about that too. Your events can target a variety of non-academic audiences including young people, the public, third sector, business or government.
How to apply
Before completing the application form, please ensure you’ve read through the applicant guidelines available on the ESRC website. This will provide you with details of what the review panel will be judging events by, and make you aware of funding criteria for events.
If you would like to propose your event idea for the festival, please complete the application form and sent to FestivalofSocialScience@bournemouth.ac.uk. The call closes 5pm Friday 1st June.
If you’d like to discuss your event idea or need help with application form, please contact Engagement Officer, Natt Day (email@example.com).