The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) 'Ingenious' public engagement awards are provided for projects that engage the public with engineers and engineering, while providing engineers with skills and opportunities in public engagement.
Ingenious has funded a variety of projects ranging from after-school workshops to collaborations between artists and engineers to engage adults. All projects must involve engineers in the development or delivery of projects, enabling them to gain skills, knowledge and experience in public engagement.
Projects that include engineers who are new to public engagement are encouraged. Projects that reach diverse and underrepresented audiences including communities in the top 20% most deprived neighbourhoods in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and that engage with engineers and publics of different genders, ages and ethnic backgrounds are of particular interest.
Proposals are welcome from engineers, universities, science and engineering communicators and engagement professionals, colleges and schools. Applicants must be employed and based in the UK.
Joint applications between engineers and organisations that specialise in communication and engagement with the public are welcomed.
Funding of between £3,000 and £30,000 is available for project costs directly related to the development and delivery of the proposed project such as salaries, consultancy, events, materials, travel and subsistence.
Applications must be submitted by the deadline of 28 September 2020.
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