Opportunities Calendar

Institute of Physics Public Engagement Grant Scheme
May 31 @ 5:00 pm

The Institute of Physics Public Engagement Grant Scheme is now open!!

The IOP public engagement grant scheme provides up to £3000 to individuals and organisations running physics-based events and activities in the UK and Ireland.

The grant scheme has two rounds each year. Round 1 of the 2019 scheme is now open for applications received by 5pm on Friday 31 May 2019. You can find the application form and guidance here.

This grant is for projects taking place after 1 August 2019 and finishing before the end of July 2020.

We strongly recommend applicants get in touch with Paul Branch, coordinator of this round of the grant scheme, to discuss ideas and ask questions before submission. You can get in touch by emailing paul.branch@iop.org.

To find out more about projects we have previously funded please visit our website.



RCPath Public Engagement Innovation Grant scheme
Jun 3 @ 5:00 pm

The Royal College of Pathologists Public Engagement Innovation Grant scheme is now open and accepting applications until 3 June 2019. The scheme provides financial support for the delivery of pathology-related activities and events in the UK. Grants of up to £1,000 are available for individuals or organisations who wish to develop pathology-related public engagement activities or events.

To be eligible, proposed events and activities should:

  • include the involvement of pathologists and/or laboratory scientists as a key part of the activity (although to apply, you do not have to be a College member yourself).
  • be pathology-based and explore underlying concepts and issues, rather than just providing information.

If you have a great idea but don’t work in pathology or medicine, get in touch and we will do our best to link you up with a pathologist to work with on your grant application.

Find out more here: https://www.rcpath.org/discover-pathology/events-landing-page/funding-for-public-events.html

ScotPEN Wellcome Engagement Award Application due @ The University of Edinburgh
Oct 17 @ 5:00 pm

SWEA is a Scotland-wide collaborative pilot scheme designed to improve the number and quality of successful research engagement projects. Inter-institutional collaborations are also encouraged.

  • This call will close on Friday 25th October 2019 at 5pm.
  • A second call will open in early January and close on Friday 27th March 2020.

Full details of the call can be found at https://www.scotpen.org/swea-call-for-applications , along with guidance for applicants and copy of the application form.

At the University of Edinburgh applications need to be submitted via the university’s public engagement teams, and so there is an internal deadline for proposals.

Please contact your college public engagement lead prior to completing your application form and be aware that finalised application will need to be sent to them no later than 5pm Thursday 17th October.

University of Edinburgh Public Engagement Leads

College Contact Email
CMVM Hazel Lambert, Public Engagement with Research Manager hazel.lambert@ed.ac.uk
CSE Stuart Dunbar, Engagement Manager s.dunbar@ed.ac.uk
CAHSS Shonagh McEwan, Knowledge Exchange and Communications Advisor shonagh.mcewan@ed.ac.uk
Central Heather Rea, Public Engagement Coordinator h.j.rea@ed.ac.uk


You can find more local University of Edinburgh support for your public engagement work here:



Other University’s may have different dead lines.  Please contact the PE Leads to find out more

Heriot Watt University: HWEngage@hw.ac.uk

Edinburgh Napier University: dawn.smith@napier.ac.uk