Funding

Contact the Public Engagement Team for advice and support on funding including public or patient engagement within your research grant application. We can help with your lay summary, impact section, or help develop activity ideas or audiences to engage with as well as tap into our networks of possible partners (eg artists, designers, facilitators, consultants etc).

King’s Centre for Doctoral Studies offers Public Engagement Small Grants where PhD students, research staff and academic staff at King’s are invited to apply for a small grant of up to £750 to deliver a public engagement activity. The small grants panel meets twice a year. View their guidance, application form and latest deadlines

Below you will find a list of external funding schemes to support your public engagement activity.

Alzheimer’s Research UK, Inspire Fund
The Inspire Fund provides up to £30,000 funding for innovative projects that engage the public with dementia and the life-changing research going on into the condition.

Biochemical Society, Scientific Outreach Grants
The Society wishes to support scientific outreach activities that communicate the excitement of molecular bioscience to young people and the community. There are two round of applications per year, in September and April, with grants of up to £1,000.

Institute of Physics, Public Engagement Grant Scheme
This scheme provides up to £3,000 to individuals and organisations running physics based events and activities in the UK and Ireland. There are two rounds of funding per year.

Medical Research Council, Alexander Fleming Dissemination Scheme
This scheme provides funding to support the dissemination of MRC-funded research to patients, public and policy makers. Funding up to £30,000

Physiological Society, Outreach Grants
Outreach grants of up to £20,000 are available to both Members and non-Members of The Society. The grants should be used to increase understanding and awareness of physiology with the aim of engaging study at higher education and beyond, and to promote The Society, its vision and its activities.

Royal Academy of Engineering, Ingenious Awards
Ingenious is an awards scheme for projects that engage the public with engineers and engineering while providing engineers with skills and opportunities in public engagement. Funding from £3,000 to £30,000.

Royal Society of Biology, Outreach and Engagement Awards
These grants look to fund outreach and engagement events worldwide. We run two rounds of funding: one for activities and events taking place throughout the year, and one for events specifically in Biology Week.

Royal Society of Chemistry, Outreach Fund
The Outreach Fund provides financial support to members, individuals and organisations in order to enable them to run chemistry-based public and schools engagement activities.

Wellcome, Research Enrichment Funding
This funding is for Wellcome grant holders only, who want to engage the public with their research. Ranges from £10,000 to £250,000.