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.**

Responsible Innovation Training Programme -  Call for PhD students and Early Career Researchers - The Public Engagement team are offering PhD students and Early Career Researchers a unique opportunity to participate in a bespoke training programme to explore Responsible Innovation (RI) themes in a creative way. Some of the questions we will explore include: What futures do we want to create with our research? How does who I am affect the research I do? Who is represented in research and why is diversity important? How does my research day to day practice relate to global challenges like Climate Change and what actions can we take?  After the RI training you will have the opportunity to put your skills into practice by participating in a public engagement activity to talk with the public about your research. You can read the Responsible Innovation Training (PDF, 175kB), and if you’d like to know more please get in touch. To apply please send a short covering letter explaining a little about your work and why you would like to take part to Joel Morley (joel.morley@bristol.ac.uk) and Ellie Hart (ellen.hart@bristol.ac.uk) by Friday 29th October.

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.