Opportunities and Funding

As well as offering training, our team can help you find and get involved in activities where you can put your engagement skills into practice with face-to-face conversations with communities. We also have strong links with organisations outside of the University that we can connect you with. Get in touch to discuss! Current public engagement opportunities are listed below. Further down the page you can also find out about potential funding for your engagement projects.

** Please note, the opportunities and dates listed below are correct at the time of writing but in the current climate we recommend checking the linked webpages for any updates.**

Evaluate the We Are Bristol citizen science research project. We Are Bristol: Reparative justice through collaborative research will combine the expertise and experience of academics and citizens of Bristol to build a fuller understanding of how Bristol’s legacy of transatlantic slavery is still impacting on society, and how the city can learn lessons and make changes. We are looking for an external evaluator from the communities we are working with to give a supportive, critical view and help us evolve the project to reach its aims. Details are in the brief: We Are Bristol Evaluator brief (PDF, 225kB); the deadline for tenders is 4 June.

Explore and contribute to a NON-DIGITAL Isolation Engagement Open Source Document. Put together by Take A Part in discussion with artists, communities, schools, educators and others. How can we creatively connect with our audiences, our neighbours and new groups during a time of social isolation? Access the document here.

Help schools stay connected with STEM. Researchers and technicians are invited to take part in I’m a Scientist and I'm an Engineer using a text-based chat system with school students. Find out more.

Engage with Bristol’s One City Climate Strategy which was launched in March in response to Bristol City Council’s Climate Emergency declaration. The Cabot Institute invite academics from all departments and faculties to engage with the local council and stakeholders across the City to co-produce research that can improve our City. Get in touch with Allan MacLeod for more details.

Get involved with your local community. The British Science Association are on the hunt for volunteers for their new UKRI-funded Community Buddy scheme.

Link with a public involvement group through a new matching service fromThe Health Research Authority. This scheme is intended to find people who can provide meaningful input into the design, conduct, and dissemination of COVID-19 related studies.


Rolling deadlines

For more ongoing opportunities for funding see the NCCPE’s webpages.