Funding for the Wellcome ISSF Small Grant Scheme now available

Applications are open for the 'Inspiring the public about biomedical and medical humanities research' grant.

These grants of between £200 to £2000 are designed to support staff, postgraduate research students and undergraduate students at the University to do public engagement or patient public involvement activities.

The scheme funds activities which increase staff and students’ skills and understanding of public engagement.

The grants are part of a strategic programme of activities that aim to embed public engagement as a normal, valued activity for Leeds' staff and students. They have initially been funded by the Wellcome Trust and are therefore restricted to the biomedical and medical humanities research area.

Grants cannot fund activities that could be described as:

  • student or staff recruitment
  • promotion of higher education or of a particular area of study
  • outreach activities (solely focussed on work with school children)

Proposals involving any element of working with schools and colleges should be discussed with a member of the STEM group in Access and Community Engagement before submission.

Email Rose Bavage for further information. 

How do I apply?

Applications are made via a short form. Your completed form should be no longer than 3 sides of A4 in 11pt text. Applications longer than this, or in a different text size will not be considered. We strongly advise that you read the application guidance document to improve your chances of making a successful application:

If you wish to ask questions about applying for this scheme, please email the University's public engagement team. The panel considering the applications are a range of staff from 4 faculties across the University who have experience in public engagement activity and patient public involvement.

The deadline is 30 November  2015.

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