Biochemical Society Outreach Grant
Support for scientific outreach events that communicate the excitement of molecular bioscience to young people and the community. Applications are invited for sums up to £1,000 to assist with the direct costs associated with an event and expenses incurred. The Biochemical Society must be acknowledged at the event and in the resources produced. Copies of all materials generated should be submitted to the Society to disseminate to others where appropriate. A short report of the activity and list of attendees is a condition of the grant. More information and how to apply...
British Ecological Society Outreach Grants
Amount: Up to £2,000
The British Ecological Society actively encourages its members and others to engage the public with exciting and important aspects of ecology. Projects can be part of a larger scheme, like National Science and Engineering Week, or they can be an individual initiative. The objectives of the grant are to support the development of projects that raise public awareness of and engagement with ecology, stimulate discussion about ecological science and its implications for society, inspire and enthuse people about ecology, especially those not previously interested in ecology and to develop the communications skills of individuals involved. More information and how to apply...
Holmes-Hines Memorial Fund
Amount: £55 to £1500 (Average £500)
Small awards are available to help individuals or organisations with activities related to science and engineering for which public funds are not available. Applications can be in any area of science and engineering. This grant funds annual prizes, scholarships, exhibitions or research grants, the incidental expenses of visiting scientists, the purchase of scientific apparatus and equipment, and funds for, "such other purposes for the advancement of scientific knowledge as the council shall see fit." More information and how to apply...
IOP Public Engagement Grants
Amount: Up to £1,500
The grants aim to support physics based outreach activities in the UK and Ireland. Activities should provide engaging experiences of physics to public audiences - grants will not be awarded to projects aimed at solely delivering the curriculum to school pupils. More information and how to apply...
RAEng Ingenious Grant
Amount: £3,000 to £30,000
Ingenious is a grant scheme for creative public engagement with engineering projects. If you have an imaginative idea that helps engineers to communicate their expertise and passion for engineering to a wider audience – we want to hear from you. You could be an engineer interested in running your own project, or a science and engineering communicator keen to explore ways to provide public engagement training and opportunities. More information and how to apply...
RSC - Public Activity Small Grants
Amount: Up to £250 (or £500 to £5,000 for 3 larger projects each year).
The scheme supports activities that promote the awareness of chemistry and the chemical sciences among public audiences e.g. open days; public lectures; performance of plays; activities in major science festivals; local or regional activities. Small grants, up to £250 will be awarded to support activities requiring small amounts of money and that are not funded elsewhere in the RSC. Large grants, between £500 and £5000 will normally be awarded to organisers of major events that support the development of activities to promote chemistry. A maximum of three large grants will be made in any calendar year. More information and how to apply...
STFC - Small Awards Scheme
Amount: £500 to £10,000
The Science and Society programme Small Awards Scheme provides funds for small, local or pilot projects promoting STFC science and technology. Anyone can apply, including the research community, schools, museums, etc. Expenditure can go towards materials, salaries and travel and subsistence. Projects must be relevant to publicising or teaching the STFC-funded science areas: particle physics, nuclear physics, space, ionospheric, solar and planetary science, astronomy, astrophysics, or cosmology. More information and how to apply...
STFC - Large Awards Scheme
Amount: £10,000 to £100,000
The Large Awards Scheme provides funds for projects which are expected to have a significant regional or national impact. They offer awards from £10,000 up to £100,000. Almost anyone can apply but project teams must have strong links with STFC's scientific research community. They also encourage partnerships that may positively impact on the success of the project e.g. universities with science centres. More information and how to apply...
Wellcome Trust Arts Awards
Amount for Small Arts Awards: Up to £30,000, amount for Large Arts Awards: Above £30,000
Arts Awards support imaginative and experimental arts projects that explore biomedical science. The scheme aims to:
stimulate interest, excitement and debate about biomedical science through high-quality, original artistic practice
examine the social, cultural and ethical contexts of biomedical science through the arts
encourage new ways of thinking
promote high-quality interdisciplinary practice and collaborations between arts, science and education practice
support formal and informal learning.
Your project must involve the creation of new artistic work and have biomedical scientific input into the process, either through a scientist taking on an advisory role or through direct collaboration. This expert may be from an ethics, science or history background, but must be an expert in the area of biomedical science you are investigating. More information and how to apply
Wellcome People Awards and Society Awards
Amount (Society Awards): Above £30,000, for a maximum of two years
People Awards and Society Awards support projects that enable the public to explore biomedical science, its impact on society and culture, its historical roots and the ethical questions that it raises. These awards provide funding for activities that improve understanding of the powers and limitations of biomedical science; stimulate thought and debate about the wider social impact. The scheme will span historical, social, ethical, cultural and contemporary issues linked to biomedical science. Collaborative or interdisciplinary approaches, as well as novel and imaginative projects experimenting with new ways of engaging the public, are particularly welcome. More information and how to apply...
You can also try searching for funding yourself using 'Research Professional' funding database.