Could you be an Engagement Excellence Fellow?

If you are passionate about public engagement, have an ambitious idea for an engagement project, and would appreciate peer support, why not apply to be an Engagement Excellence Fellow?

The Engagement Excellence Scheme aims to build capacity and create a network of public engagement and patient and public involvement champions across the university. The Scheme is open to staff from all faculties.

The Public Engagement with Research team is looking for people who:

  • are passionate about public engagement (PE) or public and patient involvement (PPI)

  • have novel, innovative and ambitious ideas for PE or PPI 

  • want to increase the impact of a project in their group, institute or school through PE or PPI 

  • would like to develop skills to become a Champion for Engagement in their institute or school 

The team would welcome applications from staff who may: 

  • have worked in outreach with schools and would like to branch out into public engagement with research 

  • have been involved in the Be Curious Festival 

  • be a University Academic Fellow

The Scheme offers support and help for up to six Engagement Fellows each year.  Fellows receive a small bursary of up to £400 per project to progress an engagement for research project and deliver impact plans and activities. They also benefit from academic champion Professor Sue Pavitt, peer support, and exposure to public engagement projects taking place at Leeds.

Your application can be based on your own project or on-going research in your school or institute.  The idea is that you will go on to produce a PE or PPI case study for REF2020.

Applications are now open for 2017-18 Fellowships.  They close on Monday 17 July

If you have any questions, please contact Alexa Ruppertsberg (31149) or fill out the application form and return it by Monday 17 July to

Decisions will be made during August and the first meeting of the Fellows with the project team should be in the second half of September. You will continue to meet monthly for 2 hours from September 2017 to July 2018.

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