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Develop collaborative projects – deadline 28 September

Are you interested in public engagement with research but not sure where to start? Are you keen to develop your public engagement practice or flex your creative muscles? If you’ve got a story to tell we’ll help you find a powerful way to tell it.

Applications to this exciting new programme are now sought from early-career, mid-career and academic researchers in any Division working in EPSRC-related areas. This programme will connect Oxford’s researchers with cultural practitioners to explore and develop new ways of engaging the public with contemporary science research, drawing on creative approaches as well as the collections of the Museum of Natural History, Pitt Rivers Museum and the Bodleian Libraries and the experience of their staff.

Over the course of three interactive workshops set to take place between 30 October and 26 November, up to 12 selected researchers will hear from inspirational speakers and case studies of innovative engagement projects from a range of sectors; gain insights into different audience’s needs and motivations; benefit from knowledge sharing between cultural staff and other researchers; work together to explore and develop new ideas.

The final workshop will include a live pitch opportunity where you and your collaborators can bid for funding. A selection of the new engagement project idea(s) will be supported and realised over the course of the following year.

See full details and apply (MPLS website)