University of Oxford’s Public Engagement with Research Seed Fund

A photo of a dandelion against a black background. Text reads 'Public Engagement with Research Fund 2021. Up to $4k available to pilot a new project or enhance an existing Public Engagement with Research activity.

Full details on how to apply.

The University of Oxford's small grants scheme provides funds for researchers to develop, deliver and evaluate Public Engagement with Research projects and activities.

Applications are welcome from those new to or experienced in Public Engagement with Research. Funds (typically £2k to £4k) can be requested to pilot a new project or enhance an existing activity.

The closing date for applications is midday on the 22 October 2021; decisions will be announced by December 2021 and funding for this scheme must be spent by 30 June 2022. 

The Principal Investigator must be a researcher at the University of Oxford. Co-applicants can include other researchers; DPhil students; teaching staff; public engagement officers; museum staff; research facilitators; and other professional services staff and external partners. 

Enquiries are welcome at any time; contact details provided at the end of this page. Applicants may also seek support for developing their projects from the Divisional public engagement leads; some departments also have public engagement professional services staff that will support the development of activities. 

A University cost centre is needed to host an award. College based activities can occur, but funds must be managed through a Faculty or Department.

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