Royal College of Pathologists Public Engagement Innovation Grant Scheme (closes 18 September 2013)
The Public Engagement Innovation Grant Scheme has been introduced to give financial support for the delivery of a wider range of pathology-related events throughout the UK. Grants of up to £500 are available for individuals or organisations who wish to develop pathology-related public engagement activities or events. For further information see here.

British Ecological Society Outreach Grants (closes 17 September 2013)
The British Ecological Society is offering grants of up to £2,000 to promote ecological science to a wide audience. The funding is available for projects that: increase public understanding of, and engagement with ecology; stimulate discussion about ecology and its implications for society; inspire and enthuse people of all ages about the science of ecology, especially those not previously interested; and develop skills in communicating the science of ecology. For further information see here.

AHRC Collaborative Skills Development Call: (closes 19 September 2013)
This AHRC call is aimed at supporting the development of innovative, collaborative training packages for PhD students and early career researchers in the arts and humanities.
The 2013 call will operate with three strands: organisation-led; early career researcher; and student-led.

Applications should propose the development of skills within one of the following areas:

  • Partnership working including public engagement: to support postgraduate students to engage effectively with collaborators outside of academia, including community groups and the public, private and third sectors
  • Entrepreneurship and the Creative Economy
  • Research Skills Enrichment

For further information see here.

Royal Academy of Engineering Ingenious Funding: (closes 30 September 2013)
A grant scheme for creative public engagement with engineering projects.
If you’re an individual or an organisation with an Ingenious idea, apply now for funding for up to £30,000. For further information see here.

The Biochemical Society Scientific Outreach Grants (closes 30 September 2013)
Grants are available to support activities and events that help communicate the excitement of molecular bioscience to young people and the community. Applications are invited for sums up to £1000 to assist with the direct costs associated with an event and expenses incurred (e.g. transport and/or teacher cover). For further information see here.

Wellcome Trust Broadcast Development Awards (closes 18 October 2013)
The Broadcast Development Awards support the development of broadcast proposals in any genre that engage the audience with issues around biomedical science in an innovative, entertaining and accessible way. The Trust are interested in funding individuals and organisations with brilliant early-stage ideas for TV, radio, new media or gaming projects. The funding, of up to £10,000 will enable these ideas to be developed into high-impact, well-researched proposals that can be used to secure a broadcast platform and/or further funding. For further information see here.

Wellcome Trust Small Arts Awards (closes 1 November 2013)
The Small Arts Awards provide grants of up to £30,000 to projects that engage the public with biomedical science through the arts. The aim of the awards is to support arts projects that reach new audiences which may not traditionally be interested in science and provide new ways of thinking about the social, cultural and ethical issues around contemporary science. For further information see here.

Royal Society Partnership Grants Scheme (closes 1 November 2013)
The next round of the Royal Society’s Partnership Grants will open for applications in September. Through the scheme, grants of up to £3,000 will be available to support teachers, scientists and engineers help develop science projects, with the aim of making the teaching science more interesting within primary and secondary schools. Any UK primary or secondary school teacher and practising scientist/engineer can apply as long as the students involved in the project are between 5 and 18. For further information see here.