Today we have launched our new Public Engagement with Research Funding scheme.
This scheme enables University of Exeter researchers and professional services staff working in health research to undertake high quality public engagement with research (PER).
PER is a guiding principle of our research culture at the University of Exeter. We actively seek new ways to engage with diverse public communities in order to nurture, support and develop meaningful partnerships to tackle some of the fundamental issues facing humankind. Engaging with public communities is necessary to support the quality of our research and ensure that our research can make a difference locally, nationally and globally.
We welcome applications from University of Exeter researchers (including PhD students) or professional services staff working in the field of health research. This funding scheme is for applications between £500 and £1000. The aim of the funding scheme is to provide support for innovative and creative approaches to PER in health research.
Example activities that can be included in applications are:
- Development of partnerships and collaborations with non-academic, non-commercial partners (for example patient groups, charities, artists, schools or clinicians)
- Try out novel and creative ways to engage non-academic, non-commercial audiences with health research
- Research proposal workshops, aimed at co-creating research questions
Applicants are encouraged to work with external partners in the development of the application, and to involve partners throughout. Be clear about who you’re working with and what their involvement in the planned activities will be.
We encourage you to discuss your application with TREE Communities Engagement Manager Silvia Bortoli () prior to submission. TREE also holds weekly drop-in sessions where you may wish to discuss your proposed application.
To apply, please complete the application form that you can find here and submit this Silvia by emailing