There are many sources of funding available; funding depends on amount required, audience targeted, researchers involved and subject area.
Internal Funding at the University of Glasgow
Knowledge Exchange Fund
Conditions: funding for promoting KE with research. Should demonstrate the expansion of research field. Nurture capacity and impact of KE.
Examples: BBSRC, STFC, ESRC, EPSRC
Conditions: Often built in at grant proposal stage. For example BBSRC look for around 1% of grant money to be spent on engagement. Consider including public engagement in your Pathways to Impact.
AHRC Follow-on Funding for Impact and Engagement provides funds to support innovative and creative engagements with new audiences and communities (£30-100K, no deadline).
Examples: Wellcome Trust, Creative Arts Scotland
Conditions: Various levels of funding available. Activity dependent.
Examples: Institute Of Physics, Royal Society of Chemistry, Royal Society of Biology, The British Psychological Society, Royal Academy of Engineering
Conditions: Subject dependant. Various categories dependent on audience and amount requested.
For a comprehensive list of funding for public engagement visit the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement website.
Thinking of applying for a public engagement grant? Contact Dr Zara Gladman for support and advice.