The Centre for Public Engagement Small Grants are a monthly funding scheme (excluding June-August) that provides grants of up to £1,000 to enable Queen Mary staff and students the opportunity to deliver small-scale projects that engage the public with University research, teaching, or core business.
The scheme has three categories of award available which are designed to help support a variety of different engagement projects throughout Queen Mary. To explore projects that have previously been funded as part of this scheme click here.
Learn more about the governance of the scheme.
The Public Engagement category supports projects that are engaging a well-defined public audience with Queen Mary research, teaching, or core business.
Learn more and apply to the Public Engagement category here
The PPI category supports projects that are engaging patients, service-users, or members of the public with health related research, teaching, or core business. This can also include engagement-led research.
Learn more and apply to the PPI category here
The Community Engagement category supports projects that are based on needs identified by the local community. These projects must have a clear commitment to collaborating with community organisations to shape/deliver activities
Learn more and apply to the Community Engagement category here
The funding to support these activities has come from the Queen Mary’s Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) allocation, which has been awarded by Research England to specifically support and develop knowledge exchange activities between the University and the wider world. For more information on how HEIF is allocated and the activities it supports, please refer to the UKRI website.