The Institute of Physics has announced that its Public Engagement Grant Scheme public engagement grant scheme is now open for applications. Through the grant scheme grants of up to £2,000 are available for running physics-based events and activities in the UK and Ireland that raise public awareness of, and engagement with contemporary physics.
Funded projects should also inspire and enthuse public audiences, especially those not previously interested in physics; reach adult and family audiences beyond the classroom and develop the science communication skills of individuals, particularly physicists.
Applications are accepted from:
- Members of the Institute of Physics
- Community groups
- Arts groups
- Libraries; etc.
Projects funded in 2017 included:
Tudor Grange Samworth Academy for Families find fun with Physics –an activity day for families with primary aged children to come and learn more about physics.
Cheltenham Science Group for Cheltenham Children’s Science Festival – to provide the STEM activities at the third annual Cheltenham Children’s Festival at Cheltenham Town Hall on Saturday 26th May 2018.
BME Housing Consortium for Once Upon a Time in the Universe – a project aiming to make the Physics of the Big Bang and Time understandable to under-represented, hard-to-reach and marginalised audiences not engaged in Physics activity.
Applications must be received by 12 noon on Monday 7 May 2018.