The STFC Public Engagement Small Awards 2016A

Posted on Feb 22, 2016 in News | 0 comments

The STFC Public Engagement Small Awards 2016A

The STFC Public Engagement Small Awards 2016A call is now open. Applications can be submitted until 4.00pm on Thursday 28th April 2016.

The scheme provides funds for small, local or ‘pilot’ projects promoting STFC science and technology. Almost anyone can apply, including grant-funded research groups, STFC research facility users, schools, museums, etc. Awards range from £500 to £10,000 and the expenditure can go towards materials, salaries and travel & subsistence.

Projects must be relevant to publicising engagement or teaching about the STFC science and technology areas, namely:

  • particle physics
  • nuclear physics
  • space, solar and planetary science
  • astronomy
  • astrophysics
  • cosmology
  • studying materials with muon and neutron sources
  • studying materials with synchrotron light sources
  • research using laser facilities

Applicants should also consult the STFC Public Engagement Strategy in advance of submitting a proposal. Applicants are also encouraged (if applicable) to consider working with under-represented audiences such as girls and young women in engineering and physics, groups in areas geographically remote from STEM activity and underperforming schools.

Please see the notes for guidance for further information.

All applications must be submitted through the RCUK Joint electronic submission (Je-S) system. E-mailed or hard copy applications will not be accepted. Please be aware that it may take up to four weeks for organisations to fully register for the first time on the Je-S system. However, applicants may use the Je-S self-registration facility and then fully register if  their application is successful.

For further information and advice please contact the STFC Public Engagement Team or Tel: 01793 442098

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