Grants of up to £200 are available via the Research Impact Fund to facilitate relationship building with external stakeholders such as policymakers or industry contacts leading to impact development.
The aim of this is to support ad-hoc requests leading to impact development, such as media appearances, meetings with policy makers, meetings with industry contacts, or attendance at industry/policy/third sector events where network-building (leading to potential impact) is the key reason for attending.
The funding can be used to meet with new stakeholders, organisations or groups or meet with existing stakeholders to gather testimonials or other evidence to demonstrate how research has made a difference (e.g. has resulted in real world impact).
Please note that the travel fund cannot be used to fund conference attendance except in instances where attendance will result in achievable impact or evidence of impact.
You will be eligible to apply if you meet the following criteria:
- You are an ECR and / or you are new to research, or
- You can demonstrate you have emerging impact from existing research
Please familiarise yourself with BU’s Research Impact Policy and Research Impact Fund Guidance Notes before applying.
The online application form can be completed here.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.
The British Pharmacological Society are offering public engagement grants to support innovative pharmacology outreach and public engagement activities. To be eligible you must have been a British Pharmacological Society member for at least 12 months.
There are two types of grant;
- Main grants of up to £1,500 – this scheme is run once annually – you have until 30 April to apply.
- Seeding grants of up to £250 – this scheme is open all year round.
If you would like advice on planning an activity or submitting your application, contact Adam Morris (Engagement Officer).
‘Curiosity’ provides funding for organisations who want to run exciting and engaging science activities aimed at disadvantaged children and young people. Working and thinking in scientific ways can help them gain confidence and develop life skills, and spark their curiosity in science.
It is a partnership between BBC Children in Need and Wellcome.
Level of funding:
Up to £10,000 a year for a small award. Up to £40,000 a year for a large award.
Duration of funding:
Up to 3 years
12 April 2019
If you have any questions, please contact BBC Children in Need. If you would like advice on planning an activity or submitting your application, contact Adam Morris (Engagement Officer).
The Biochemical Society are offering grants of up to £1,000 to support scientific outreach activities that communicate the excitement of molecular bioscience to young people and the community.
Grants are intended to assist with the direct costs associated with an event and expenses incurred (e.g. transport and/or teacher cover).
There are two round of applications per year, in September and April.
Applications for the current round are now open – deadline Tuesday 9 April 2019.
Stuck for ideas? Read about the work of previous outreach grant recipients.
If you would like advice on planning an event or submitting your application, contact Adam Morris (Engagement Officer).
The Physiological Society is offering grants of up to £5000 to support public engagement. The grants, which are available to both members and non-members, are designed to fund innovative and creative projects on any aspect of physiology. They particularly encourage collaborations between science communicators, artists, facilitators of public engagement, and their members.
The society is open to any ideas from you as to how physiologists can engage with the public and are especially keen to receive project applications which fit under their 2017 focus, ‘Making Sense of Stress’, and our 2018 focus, sleep and circadian rhythm.
The grant scheme aims to:
- Inspire creative public engagement with physiology
- Stimulate physiologists to share their stories, passion and expertise in innovative ways with wider audiences, particularly those that are traditionally hard to reach
- Increase dialogue between researchers and the public, in particular on topics such as the relevance of research to health, medicine and performance.
- Produce materials and resources which can be used for further public engagement and outreach work.
The scheme is open year-round with two funding rounds. The next deadline for applications is Wednesday 14 June. The review period will take 6-8 weeks.
For more information please visit: http://www.physoc.org/public-engagement-grants or to discuss this further, please contact your Research Facilitator or Genna West (email@example.com).
Institute of Physics’s Public Engagement Grant Scheme provides up to £2000 to individuals and organisations running physics-based events and activities in the UK and Ireland.
Round 1 of the 2017 Public Engagement Grant Scheme will open in April 2017 with successful projects to be completed by the end of February 2018.
If you would like to be notified when the next round is open, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and request to be added to the mailing list. For more information click here
The following funding opportunities have been announced. Please follow the links for more information.
Global Resilience Partnership
Concept notes are welcomed for the Global Resilience Challenge’s “Water Window”. This fund offers between $250k-$1m USD in grants for teams offering innovative solutions to issues affecting flood prone communities across the Sahel, the Horn of Africa, and South and Southeast Asia. Closing Date 8/5/16
The Scottish Government have announced a tender opportunity related to “ Monitoring the environmental outcomes delivered by the 2014-20 SRDP Agri-Environment Climate Scheme“. Tenders are expected to be in the range of £250k-300k. Closing Date 26/4/16 at 12:00
If you are interested in submitting to any of the above calls you must contact RKEO with adequate notice before the deadline.
Please note that some funding bodies specify a time for submission as well as a date. Please confirm this with your RKEO Funding Development Officer
You can set up your own personalised alerts on Research Professional. If you need help setting these up, just ask your School’s/Faculty’s Funding Development Officer in RKEO or view the recent blog post here.
If thinking of applying, why not add notification of your interest on Research Professional’s record of the bid so that BU colleagues can see your intention to bid and contact you to collaborate.
Congratulations to Dr Maharaj Vijay Reddy from the School of Tourism who has received a small grant from the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation (GBSF) London for his pilot research on the impact of the Tohoku Pacific Tsunami.
The Tohoku Pacific earthquake (8.9 magnitude) and the tsunami that followed have had catastrophic impacts on Japan creating economic, nuclear and humanitarian crises in 2011. It has made detrimental impacts on the infrastructure, economy, environment, society and culture of North Eastern Japan. The forthcoming pilot project by Dr Reddy aims to explore the nature of the impact on the tourism industry of the North East Japan, identify local collaboration and the priorities for future in-depth research to benefit the socio-economic revival of the tourism dependent communities and local businesses in North East Japan.
Dr Reddy commented ‘the small grant from the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation will hugely help me to investigate the Japanese tsunami impacts on tourism and develop local collaboration with researchers in Japan for in-depth research’. Dr Reddy is a member of BU’s Grants Academy and is an expert working on natural disasters. He has successfully conducted larger projects for international agencies including UNESCO HQ Paris on the 2004 Asian tsunami, the worst natural disaster in the recent history.
The European Science Foundation invites applications for grants to attend the ESF-ZIF-Bielefeld University research conference on tracing social inequalities in environmentally induced migration.
The conference, to be held from 9 to 13 December 2012 in Bielefeld, Germany, will concentrate on the social inequalities between world regions, countries, geographical regions, organisations, groups and categories of people involved in environmental- and climate-induced migration. Grants are available to cover the conference fee or assist with travel costs for students and early stage researchers. View the full details for this call on the ESF website and the deadline is July 1st.