Public Engagement Funding
We support researchers with a mix of both internal and external funding opportunities to try out new public engagement methods and approaches and to embed it within their research proposals.
The public engagement team support researchers who are developing their own public engagement plans. The public engagement team apply for public engagement funding from research funders. These funds may have an institution-wide approach or focus on embedding engagement with research culture. For example, the University of Plymouth receives funding from the European Commission to deliver the FUTURES festival of discovery, a European public engagement event as part of a Higher Education consortium led by the University of Bristol.
We apply to national and international funding bodies who support public engagement activity with research. The funding is used to implement new public engagement projects and events delivered by our team, or to offer funding opportunities to community partners, who are actively looking to work with our researchers to solve a problem or understand their communities better.
There are a number of opportunities for researchers to get involved in public engagement and to try new ways of working.