British Ecological Society
You can now apply for outreach grants of up to £2,000 from the British Ecological Society.
Grants can support projects that:
- Increase public understanding of, and engagement with, ecology
- Stimulate discussion about ecology and its implications for society
- Inspire and enthuse people of all ages about the science of ecology, especially those not previously interested
- Develop skills in communicating the science of ecology
The first grant round of 2019 is now OPEN, with a deadline of Wednesday 20 March 2019.
Please note awards will be made in May, the project start date should therefore be after May 2019.
If you would like advice on planning an event or submitting your application, contact Adam Morris (Engagement Officer).
Do you have a passion for ecology? The British Ecological Society (BES) is looking for competitors for 2016’s BES Science Slam.
What is a Science Slam?
A Science Slam is a brilliant way to showcase your research to the public, by combining it with entertainment. Scientists take to the stage to present their research in an engaging, entertaining and uncompleted manner. You can great as creative as you like, your act could involve live experiments, audience participation, song, dance, acting or something different altogether. The winners are selected through the loudest audience applause!
BES are looking for scientists from the field of ecological science and theory. You can be a PhD student or even a professor, BES want scientists who can enthuse people. Each scientist will be given 8 minutes to present their research and 2 minutes for questions.
Want to take part? Applications can be found online here. Entries must be in by 9:00 Monday 14 November 2016.
Want some inspiration? Take a look at last year’s Science Slam here.