Funding

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.

MVLS Engagement with Research Fund
For researchers within the college of MVLS, up to £2,500 available for public engagement. Applications invited at any time the fund is open.

ScotPEN Wellcome Engagement Award
For Wellcome-trust funded researchers, applications open August 2019.

External Funding

Research Councils
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).

Charities
Examples: Wellcome Trust, Creative Arts Scotland
Conditions: Various levels of funding available. Activity dependent.

Professional Bodies
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? Or need support with your Pathways to Impact statement, relating to public engagement? Contact Dr Zara Gladman for support and advice.