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This Fund is an internal grant scheme to support high quality public engagement with research activities that fall within Wellcome’s areas of research interest. This includes: biomedical science, population health, humanities and social sciences. You do not need to hold funding from Wellcome in order to apply.

The deadline for applications is 12 noon, Monday 22 May 2017.

The fund is design to facilitate the engagement of public audience(s) and/or participants with current research to either inspire the public about the research, to consult and listen to public views, and/or to collaborate with the public. Click here for examples of public engagement with research activities.  

Grants from this fund are typically expected to be around £2,000 – £5,000. This is a guide rather than a budgetary target and funding for this scheme must be spent by 30 June 2018.

For further information please see the fund guidelines.


If you have any questions about this fund or you would like to discuss your project ideas in more detail, please contact: Naomi Gibson, Public Engagement Co-ordinator, Medical Sciences Division; 01865 (2)89558; (Please note you do not need to be in the Medical Sciences Division in order to apply, but your research needs to fall within Wellcome areas of interest).


In order to apply, email the completed application form to , with email subject line: “ISSF Public Engagement with Research Fund Application”, copied to your Department/Unit’s appropriate research application approval authority contact (e.g. Head of Department, Faculty Chair, or Senior Administrator) by 12 noon, Monday 22 May 2017.