Current opportunities for researchers
Applications are invited from researchers to undertake the following public engagement activities.
Science Now: web-conferencing - researchers wanted
The National Science Learning Centre (NSLC) runs an online activity to bring teachers into contact with researchers. They are currently looking for researchers to take part in a form of web-conferencing between March and May this year. You would receive £150 for being involved and be expected to do one, possibly two, one-hour 'web-conferences' with a group of teachers to explain more about a particular area of your work. This would probably involve a powerpoint presentation and you might even have some data to show that the teachers could then incorporate into their lessons.
If you are interested in taking part in this, or helping the NSLC develop their training for teachers to include more current research please get in touch with Poppy Leeder.
Partnership Grants scheme - applications invited
If you work closely with a school, why not consider submitting an application for funding with them? The Royal Society's Partnership Grants scheme is now open; schools can apply for up to £3000 to work with scientists and engineers on creative investigations that inspire students with the excitement and wonder of cutting-edge science or engineering research.
Funds are available for projects working with students aged between 5-18, as long as the project involves a UK school or college, and a practising scientist or engineer. For more details about eligibility criteria and to find out how to apply via the online application system, go to The Royal Society's website .
Closing date - 22 February 2013
British Ecological Society outreach grants - applications invited
The British Ecological Society encourages its members and others to promote ecological science to a wide audience. Outreach Grants of up to £2,000 are available to:
- 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
- Develop skills in communicating the science of ecology.
For more details about eligibility criteria and to find out how to apply go to British Ecological Society website .
Closing date - 4 March 2013
STEM Ambassadors - sign up now
This scheme links researchers with schools and provides training and all appropriate checks and insurance for researchers to visit schools and undertake a range of activities, from attending classes to giving careers advice.
To find out more, and to sign up to the scheme, go to STEMNET .
No closing date - applications received at any time