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FESTIVALS

IF Oxford 2020 - Call for proposals

IF Oxford is a science and ideas festival that explores innovative ideas and creative research, welcoming thousands of visitors to events in dozens of venues across the city.

The call for event and activity proposals is now open.

Closing date: Thursday 30 April.

Submit your proposal here

Being Human Festival 2020 - Call for applications

Being Human festival, the UK’s only national festival of the humanities will return Thursday 12 - Sunday 22 November 2020 with the theme ‘New Worlds’. Being Human is a national free festival geared towards public engagement with humanities research.

The call for Small Awards and Hub Awards closes on 24 April; and the open call for applications for events that do not require funding is 12 June.

Apply here

Training

Introduction to evaluation seminar

This seminar will provide an overview of evaluation, examples of different evaluation tools and advice on getting started with evaluating PER.

Wednesday 04 March, 14:15-15:45, St Luke's Chapel, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter.

Book your place.

PER Training opportunities

We have a number of free training courses available to help you learn about and develop your public engagement skills. Unless otherwise stated these courses are available to all (DPhil students, researchers at all levels, and support staff). They are run jointly with MPLS. Find out more here.

The Conversation training

The Conversation is an online source of thought-provoking articles written by researchers and academics for the public in the UK and globally. Oxford is a member of The Conversation and receives regular opportunities for researchers to contribute articles and to take part in hands-on training to enhance writing and engagement skills. Details on training for researchers from the science Divisions is here.

Funding

Enriching Engagement  Grants Scheme

Enriching Engagement is a new pilot Wellcome-funded grants programme open to Wellcome grant holders and awardees at the University of Oxford, to develop and deliver Public Engagement with Research projects.

This pilot will offer a new way of encouraging, supporting and awarding Wellcome Public Engagement Enrichment grants.

The second call for funding will open in February 2020. Two levels of funding will be available: £10k - £30k and £50k - £100k.

Find out more here.

the STFC Public Engagement Spark Awards and Nucleus Awards

These grant schemes aim to support high quality programmes of public engagement that inspire and involve audiences with stories of STFC science and technology that meet the aims of their public engagement strategy. Funding available up to £100k. Further information can be found here.

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

Oxford Hands-On Science

Do you love science? Do you want to share this passion with others? Do you believe that science is fun, exciting and relevant to everyone? Then get in touch with Oxford Hands-On Science (OxHOS)! For more information, visit the OxHOS website.

STEM Learning

STEM Learning is the largest provider of education and careers support in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). They work with schools, colleges and others working with young people across the UK. Interested in becoming a STEM Ambassador? Learn more here.

Science Oxford

Science Oxford runs science clubs and many other activities in schools and for the public.

Smart Talkers: The Academic Ideas Lab

The Academic Ideas Lab is regularly approached by TV and Film  producers looking for academics, researchers, curators of all flavors as potential new presenting talent, to work on programmes as paid expert consultants and for other roles. To hear about the latest opportunities, sign up to the alerts by emailing info@academicideaslab.co.uk with ‘Subscribe to Smart Talkers’ as the subject.

Research for All Journal

Research For All is a journal focusing on research that involves universities and communities, services or industries working together. Contributors and readers are from both inside and outside of higher education, including researchers, policymakers, managers, practitioners, community-based organisations, schools, businesses and the intermediaries who bring these people together. They are looking for articles that describe, explain and analyse engaged research. For more information: NCCPE Website