Public engagement with research
Resource development funding scheme
NERC is making funds available to support the development of resources for public engagement (PE). These funds will enable researchers who have received NERC training in public engagement/science communication to develop resources that support their PE activities. The closing date for this call was 17:00 on 20 September 2013 - we are not currently taking applications.
Each applicant can apply for up to £2,000; this can be used to develop resources that are appropriate to the potential audience, the research and the researcher carrying out the engagement. We are keen to support development of innovative resources or the piloting of an idea that may not be fundable through other routes.
Impact and Learning
We are also keen to maximise learning from this funding scheme, and in particular the outputs and impacts arising from it. Grant holders will be invited to a workshop to exchange ideas and best practice and feed in to a small evaluation - this will help NERC to understand how to best provide these funds in the future.
Grant holders will also be required to complete a brief final report form.
Resources developed through the 2012 scheme
- Virtual Palaeontology : Bringing Extinct Animals Back to Life Through Computers and Art
- Simple Science
- Coffee Break Science
- Understanding and reconstructing sea level : resources for teachers
- 'Iron hypothesis' and plant in the ocean: demonstration and web pages
- Ocean Explorers and Beach Detectives
For further details on the scheme, including eligibility requirements, information about the call and guidance on completing the application form, please see the additional documentation below.
To find out more information or discuss your ideas please contact:
Tel: 01793 411974
Mob: 07917 456694