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Public engagement in science often needs to be fun, even when the topic isn't

Top tips

  • Public engagement can serve as a motor to kickstart research in certain situations
  • Each audience will need a different approach for them to engage
  • Road-testing presentations is essential
  • Citizen science activities must be mutually beneficial for engagement to work

After a pause in 2021, the Royal Society Public Engagement Fund is once again open to applications, with up to £60,000 available. The minimum amount applicants can request is £500 and the maximum amount is £10,000 over two years. Up to £5,000 can be requested for a one-year project. The deadline for applications is 28 November.

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