NERC is inviting applications from researchers to deliver public engagement activities as part of the ‘NERC Summer of Science’ taking place during the summer of 2015.

The deadline for applications is 17:00, 26 January 2015.

The aims for NERC’s Summer of Science are:

  • to engage the public with research that NERC has funded
  • to raise the profile of NERC and the science NERC funds.

Eligibility and conditions: To be eligible to apply for this funding, you must currently have funding from NERC or have received NERC funding within the past five years. The activity must be based upon research that NERC is currently or has previously funded.

Funding: We are providing funds for researchers to develop and deliver ways to engage the public with their research. For the purposes of this call for proposals, we will refer to the mechanism of delivery as an ‘activity’ – however, this is being used to encompass a range of different ways to engage the public, such as exhibitions, workshops or a café scientifique.

Funding will be provided to support researchers to:

  • take activities that have already been developed to different venues where they can be used to engage with the public
  • support the development of new activities, as long as there is no duplication of existing activity, and take these to venues to engage with the public.

Up to £7,500 is available per activity.  The award may be used as part-funding for larger projects involving other funders, although the activity will need to take place during 2015

Terms and conditions and applications see here:

Contact: To discuss your ideas, or find out more information, please contact: Poppy Leeder – or  01793 411974 / 07917 456694