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Public Engagement

Governance of Small Grants

The Centre for Public Engagement Small Grants are a monthly scheme developed 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 CPE is committed to ensuring our public engagement funding schemes are transparent and equitable. As part of this, we have our Small Grants Funding Panel-- made up of representatives from across Queen Mary-- who work with the CPE to make decisions about funding allocation.

Members of the Funding Panel provide expert reviews of the proposals submitted to the scheme as part of a peer-review panel process. Upon completion of the panel review, the CPE uses the decisions of the panel to award Small Grants to projects.

2022/23 Panel Membership

CPE Representative: Sarah Barnes (Chair)

HSS Representative: Clare Stainthorp

S&E Representatives: Eliza Hunt and Giorgio Chianello

FMD Representative: Charlotte Morgan (standing down December 2022)

Previous Small Grant Award Representative: Valentina Aparicio


CPE Representative: Sarah Barnes (Chair)

FMD Representative: Alison Thomson

Barts NHS Health Trust Research Engagement Representative: James Marshall

Patient Representative: Sarah Fisher

CPE Representatives: Sarah Barnes (Chair) and Sarah Gifford

QMSU Representative: Bronwen Eastaugh

Community Representatives: Afsana Salik (Citizens UK) and TBC

Nominations invited for the Small Grants Funding Panel Representatives

We are currently seeking an additional representative to join our Small Grants Funding panel from the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. The role is open to nominations from students and staff at any career stage who have had experiences of, or have responsibilities in, public engagement. 

You can view the Terms of Reference and Responsibilities of the Panel here: 

Small Grants Funding Panel Terms of Reference 2022-23 [PDF 126KB]

Nominations of candidates to the role should use the form below, and submit this to the CPE via email by noon, Wednesday 4th January.

Small Grants Funding Panel Nomination Form FMD 2022-23 [DOC 55KB]

Any queries on this process should be directed to the Centre for Public Engagement.

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