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Gengage · Funding

There are 32 projects in the Gengage database, of which four also offer funding. In addition, there are 24 separate funding opportunities in the database.

All funding opportunities

Results: 28

Small community project grants – The Wakeham Trust

Maximum level of funding £750

www.wakehamtrust.org/

The Trust provides grants to help people rebuild their communities. It is particularly interested in neighbourhood projects, community arts projects, projects involving community service by young people, or projects set up by those who are socially excluded.

Annual European DNA Day Essay Contest – European Society of Human Genetics

Maximum level of funding £1,000

www.dnaday.eu/index.html

The contest intends to challenge students to examine, question and reflect on the importance and social implications of genetic research and its applications.

Edinburgh Beltane - Beacon for Public Engagement

Maximum level of funding £1,000

www.edinburghbeltane.net/

Named after the spring festival when different communities would come together and matchmaking would take place, the Edinburgh Beltane partnership aims to bring about a change in the culture of Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) so that research findings are shared in a meaningful way with the public.

Sir Ernest Cassel Educational Trust Fund – British Academy

Maximum level of funding £1,000

www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/cetf.cfm

The British Academy administers funds on behalf of the Sir Ernest Cassel Educational Trust, to support travel costs relating to a research project. Awards are particularly aimed at recent postdoctoral scholars.

ESRC Festival of Social Science funding – Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Maximum level of funding £2,000

www.esrcsocietytoday.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/FSS/EventOrganisers/default.aspx

The ESRC offer up to £2,000 to contribute to the running of activities in its annual Festival of Social Science.

National Science & Engineering Week Awards – Research Councils UK

Maximum level of funding £2,000

www.rcuk.ac.uk/news/NSWA

Awards of up to £2,000 to support public engagement activities in National Science and Engineering Week.

Partnership Grants – The Royal Society

Maximum level of funding £3,000

royalsociety.org/partnership

The scheme offers up to £3000 to support teachers, scientists and engineers working together to inspire young people.

BBSRC Public Engagement Awards – Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Maximum level of funding £5,000

www.bbsrc.ac.uk/society/funding/public_engagement_awards.html

An annual funding competition, offering funds of up to £5000 to support BBSRC-sponsored researchers, BBSRC-sponsored institutes and BBSRC local coordinators to undertake public engagement activities.

Biomedical Research Fellowships – Caledonian Research Foundation

Maximum level of funding £5,000

www.royalsoced.org.uk/research_fellowships/CRF_Personal_fellowship.htm

The Foundation offers Personal Research Fellowships in the Biomedical Sciences to well-qualified young academic staff to enable them to pursue a three-year programme of research in a Scottish higher education or research institution. The research must be in the biological, biochemical, physical or clinical sciences related to medicine and will normally be carried out on a full-time basis. Applications to work on a part-time basis will be considered in certain circumstances. Normally a maximum of two Personal Research Fellowships will be awarded each year.

General grants up to £5000 – Scottish Community Foundation

Maximum level of funding £5,000

www.scottishcf.org/strengthening-communities/apply-for-a-grant/scotland-wide-grant-programmes/general-grants-to-5000/

The aim of the Foundation is to help Scotland’s communities become stronger, believing that stronger communities will be more successful communities, with a better quality of life for everyone.

Grants for women's projects – Scottish Community Foundation

Maximum level of funding £5,000

www.scottishcf.org/strengthening-communities/apply-for-a-grant/scotland-wide-grant-programmes/women-s-fund-for-scotland/

The aim of the Foundation is to help Scotland’s communities become stronger, believing that stronger communities will be more successful communities, with a better quality of life for everyone.

Small Research Grants – British Academy

Maximum level of funding £7,500

www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/srg.cfm

Grants are available to support primary research in the humanities and social sciences.

Awards for All Scotland

Maximum level of funding £10,000

www.awardsforall.org.uk/scotland/index.html

Awards for All gives grants of between £500 and £10,000 for people to take part in art, sport, heritage and community activities, and projects that promote education, the environment and health in the local community.

Broadcast Development Awards – The Wellcome Trust

Maximum level of funding £10,000

www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Public-engagement/Grants/Broadcast-Development-Awards/index.htm

Broadcast Development Awards support the development of broadcast proposals in any genre that engages the audience with issues around biomedical science in an innovative, entertaining and accessible way.

NESTA FameLab

Maximum level of funding £10,000

famelab.org/

NESTA FameLab is an exciting national competition to find and support talented scientists who can share their enthusiasm and knowledge with the public in an innovative and entertaining way.

Small Research Grants – Tenovus Scotland

Maximum level of funding £10,000

www.tenovus-scotland.org.uk/ForResearchers.html

Tenovus Scotland exists to foster high quality research within the health care professions in Scotland and invites applications for grants in Medicine, Dentistry, the Medical Sciences and allied professions.

Conference Support Scheme – British Academy

Maximum level of funding £20,000

www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/confs.cfm

The Academy launched a new Conference Support Scheme in 2007-08, designed to promote the dissemination of advanced research.

General grants over £5000 – Scottish Community Foundation

Maximum level of funding £25,000

www.scottishcf.org/strengthening-communities/apply-for-a-grant/scotland-wide-grant-programmes/general-grants-over-5-000/

The aim of the Foundation is to help Scotland’s communities become stronger, believing that stronger communities will be more successful communities, with a better quality of life for everyone.

Arts Awards – The Wellcome Trust

Maximum level of funding £30,000

www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Public-engagement/Grants/Arts-Awards/index.htm

Arts Awards support imaginative and experimental arts projects that investigate biomedical science.

People Awards – The Wellcome Trust

Maximum level of funding £30,000

www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Public-engagement/Grants/People-Awards/index.htm

People Awards enable the exploration of the impact of biomedical science on society, its historical roots, effects on different cultures, or the ethical questions that it brings, by supporting activities such as events, debates, exhibitions, art projects and drama productions related to biomedical science.

Scottish Government Science Engagement Grants

Maximum level of funding £40,000

www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Business-Industry/science/16607/Scienceengagement/engagement-grants

To help promote better interaction between scientists and the public, promote science's contribution to our economy and culture, and inspire our next generation of scientists, the Scottish Government supports 'science engagement' activities through a grant programme run by the Office of the Chief Scientific Adviser.

Knowledge Exchange – Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Scottish Funding Council (SFC)

Maximum level of funding £100,000

www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Pages/SFC_KP_healthier_scotland.aspx

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) have announced a call for knowledge exchange projects of mutual strategic interest in the field of health and the environment.

Society Awards – The Wellcome Trust

Maximum level of funding £1,000,000

www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Public-engagement/Grants/Society-Awards/index.htm

Society Awards are for amounts over £30 000, for a maximum of three years. Society Awards are for ambitious and creative projects that engage people with developments in biomedical science on a regional or national scale.

The Royal Society of Edinburgh

Maximum level of funding £2,000,000

www.royalsoced.org.uk/index.htm

The RSE was created in 1783 by Royal Charter for “the advancement of learning and useful knowledge”.

Various research funding opportunities – Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

No maximum level of funding stated

www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Pages/default.aspx

The Arts and Humanities Research Council [AHRC] supports world-class research that furthers our understanding of human culture and creativity.

Various research funding opportunities – Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

No maximum level of funding stated

www.esrcsocietytoday.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/index.aspx

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funds research and training in social and economic issues.

Various research funding opportunities – Medical Research Council (MRC)

No maximum level of funding stated

www.mrc.ac.uk/Fundingopportunities/index.htm

The MRC supports research across the entire spectrum of medical sciences, in universities and hospitals, in its own units and institutes in the UK, and in its units in Africa.

Various research funding opportunities – Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)

No maximum level of funding stated

www.bbsrc.ac.uk/funding/index.html

The BBSRC is the UK's leading funding agency for academic research and training in the non-clinical life sciences.