Wellcome Public Engagement Fund
The Wellcome Trust is taking applications to provide funding for anyone with a great idea for engaging the public in conversations about health-related science and research. They will fund activities, projects, creative spaces, people and organisations. Your team should have the right expertise to develop and deliver the activity. This should include a subject expert, such as a researcher in a science or health-related discipline, or a health professional. The expert can lead the activity, be a collaborator or take on an advisory role.
The fund is open to anyone, including those working in:
- the arts
- entertainment media
- museums and heritage
- leisure, sport and tourism
- education and informal learning
- the community, charity and public sectors.
Your proposal should:
- enable the public to explore health-related science and research in ways that are relevant to them
- take an inventive approach, expand on existing work or offer a new perspective on a subject
- meet the Wellcome Trust’s public engagement vision.
For 2017, Wellcome is particularly interested in proposals that:
- explore the impact of a changing environment on our health
- aim to achieve better health outcomes
- test new ways of engaging people with health-related science and research
- reach communities in the top 25 per cent most deprived neighbourhoods in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
The scheme at a glance:
Proposal stage: Research and development, Production and project delivery, Developing practice and building networks
Where your activity will take place: UK, Republic of Ireland, Some low- and middle-income countries
Level of funding: You can apply for anything from £5,000 up to £3 million
Duration of funding: Up to 5 years.
There are no application deadlines – you can apply online at any time.