The Ingenious award scheme prioritises projects that reach diverse and underrepresented audiences, including communities in the most deprived neighbourhoods in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland that engage with engineers and people of different genders, ages, and ethnic backgrounds. All projects and project teams should be based in the UK.
The Ingenious awards programme aims to:
- inspire creative public engagement with engineering projects
- motivate engineers to share their stories, passion and expertise with wider audiences and develop their communication and engagement skills
- raise awareness of the diversity, nature and impact of engineering among people of all ages and backgrounds
- provide opportunities for engineers to engage with members of the public from groups currently underrepresented in engineering
Proposals are welcome from engineers, universities, science and engineering communicators and engagement professionals, colleges and schools. The Academy’s overarching goal for 2025 is to harness the power of engineering to build a sustainable society and an inclusive economy that works for everyone.
Join the webinar on Tuesday 4 July 11am-12pm to find out more
Meet the Public Engagement team and previous Ingenious awardees to learn about Ingenious and how the Academy can support your public engagement activity as part of the Ingenious programme Ingenious insights: Advice from awardees
How to apply
This funding is subject to the same internal processes as external research funding. Before applying, interested PIs (Principle Investigators) should submit a completed e-ITB form (Intention to Bid) by 4 weeks before each deadline.
If you have any questions about your application or the online application system, please email the the Royal Academy of Engineering Public Engagement team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, if you would like advice on developing ideas or submitting your application, please contact Adam Morris (BU Engagement Officer) email@example.com