Funding call

This is the second round of NERC’s annual public engagement funding opportunity, which aims to support public engagement with environmental science research.

Projects must be delivered between  25 July 2022 and 28 February 2023.

Awards can range between £5,000 to £10,000 per project. These awards are designed to allow individuals or organisations to trial public engagement projects, which could be innovative in their way of delivery, public audiences they engage or subject area focus.

Projects can be planned and delivered as a ‘proof of concept’, and, or, be a small public engagement activity or event with carefully planned outputs and intentions. All proposed projects are expected to be designed proportionately, within the stated timescales and with financial support available.

This funding opportunity welcomes applications (as the main applicant, co-applicant, or as a collaborator) from a variety of backgrounds, including the following groups:

  • environmental science researchers, including early career researchers and PhD students
  • researchers across academic disciplines or fields outside academia
  • public engagement specialists
  • community organisations, public or public-facing groups, for example:
    • learned societies
    • environment and diversity groups
    • charity members
    • community groups
    • local authorities or commercial companies providing a public service
  • business, third sector and government bodies

Deadline: 18 May 2022