The University has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF) to support a portfolio of biomedical research activities that harmonises with our research strategy and provides added value to our research activities.

The scheme is open to staff and postgraduate students across the University for Public Engagement and outreach projects around the general theme of biomedical research and health, but must be led by an academic member of staff in FLS or FMHS.

Projects involving colleagues in FEPS or Humanities are encouraged and will be given priority.

We would like to see imaginative and substantial projects that engage a broad range of the public in a variety of ways. For example, these could involve activities with sections of the public who are not usually reached by engagement activities, taking a novel approach with groups who do traditionally engage, or combining science and art in unusual sites or with a striking theme. Established activities will be supported, but we would invite practitioners to use the opportunity to refresh and renew the activity in an innovative way.

For further details and application guidelines, see the attachment – ISSF Public Engagement Call (2014-16) clean v6

Ceri Harrop
On behalf of the Public Engagement Advisory Group for the Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund.