Wellcome Trust – Public Engagement Fund (July Round)

About the scheme

(July Round)

This fund enables individuals and organisations to use creative approaches in engaging the public with health research.

Level of funding: £25,000 to £250,000

Duration of funding: Up to 3 years


Expressions of Interest: 30th April 2019 (July Round)2

Who can apply

The Public Engagement Fund is open to individuals and organisations (commercial and not-for-profit). Your project must focus on health, although this doesn’t need to be your organisation’s main focus or core activity.  

You can be working in the arts, culture, entertainment media, heritage, leisure, education, research, informal learning, social enterprise, non-profit and community sectors, or other fields. 

What they’re looking for

Creative approaches to engage the public. Your project needs to support theirpublic engagement goals, so it should do at least one of the following:

  • empower people by helping them to access, use, respond to, and/or participate in health research and innovation
  • improve health research by making it more people-centred, to better understand people’s experiences and draw on that knowledge 
  • help people to value and think critically about science, health research, innovation and the role these play in society

Find out more here

If you are interested in applying to this opportunity please discuss with your Director of Research and then send a GIF to the research support team at reds@uel.ac.uk

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