Funding for Public Engagement

Finding the right funding option for your public engagement (PE) research can be complex, with a range of options available for different areas of study.

We have listed below funding opportunities likely to be most relevant to MVLS staff and students. 

Don't forget to have a look at our top tips for PE funding success:


Glasgow Knowledge Exchange Fund

The Glasgow Knowledge Exchange Fund (GKE) is an internal investment fund established by the University to support research staff to deliver high-quality knowledge exchange activities and impact generation from UofG research.

As part of this it supports research-based community and public engagement initiatives, locally and globally, to drive mutually beneficial interactions around research and the creation of strong, well-evidenced impact.; 

The scheme operates via two streams; the GKE Flexible Fund, for grants of £2,000-£30,000, and the GKE Small Grants Fund, for grants of less than £2,000.

Learn more; Glasgow Knowledge Exchange Fund 

UofG Chancellor's Fund

This University of Glasgow Fund has supported engagement projects and is open to all MVLS staff and students. Established in 1999, the Chancellor’s Fund supports innovative, exciting projects that have an impact across the University and wider community. 

To learn more, visit Chancellor’s Fund.

ScotPEN Wellcome Engagement Award (SWEA)

The ScotPEN Wellcome Engagement Award (SWEA) is now closed. Wellcome funded researchers at Scottish universities are able to access Wellcome funding and support for public engagement through the Research Enrichment: Public Engagement scheme.

Further information on this scheme is available at The ScotPEN Wellcome Engagement Award (SWEA).

External Funds- Public Engagement with Research

External funding sources selected to be most relevant to MVLS researchers.

NCCPE List of Public Engagement Funding Opportunities

National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) offers a subject specific list of external public engagement funders.