Public Engagement

The following funding schemes provide complementary opportunities to support public understanding/awareness initiatives:

  • The National co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement
    A number of training opportunities to help build public engagement skills.
  • European Union Framework 7 - funding opportunities
    A number of funding opportunities exist within the EU's Framework 7 programme to promote science education and culture, to bring science policy closer to citizens, and to put responsible science at the heart of policy making.
  • Holmes-Hines memorial fund
    A scheme run by EPSRC for projects in any area of science and engineering and has supported such things as prizes, scholarships and school trips to CERN.
  • National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts - NESTA
    Funded by the National Lottery from an endowment. The purpose of NESTA is to support and promote talent, innovation and creativity in the fields of science, technology and the arts. Fellowships and grant schemes are announced from time to time.
  • BIS - Public understanding of science and engineering
    Our parent government department is the Department for Business Innovation and skills (BIS). The BIS Public understanding of science and engineering programme includes policy and strategy setting for national initiatives, such as Sciencewise and STEMNET.
  • Royal Society Partnership Grants Scheme
    Offers funding for schools who, through working in partnership with scientists and engineers, develop and deliver exciting and creative projects to engage young people with science.

Science and Technology Facilities Council Switchboard: 01793 442000