Wellcome Trust seeking Applications for Public Engagement Fund 2019

Deadline: 9 July 2019

The Wellcome Foundation is seeking applications for its Public Engagement Fund 2019 that enables individuals and organisations to use creative approaches in engaging the public with health research.

Goals

  • Empower people by helping them to access, use, respond to, and/or participate in health research and innovation.
  • Improve health research by making it more people-centred, to better understand people’s experiences and draw on that knowledge.
  • Help people to value and think critically about science, health research, innovation and the role these play in society.

Benefits

  • Salaries
  • Fees for other people who are essential to the proposal, such as consultants and artists
  • The costs of temporary replacement staff to enable a person who already has a salary to allocate time to work on the project
  • The costs of promoting access or increasing diversity and inclusion, eg the costs for any community partners to help deliver the project
  • Materials and consumables
  • Equipment
  • Production costs, including marketing
  • Development, including building and refurbishment
  • Travel and subsistence relevant to the proposal
  • Evaluation and dissemination of the work
  • Contingency
  • Organisational overheads

Funding Information

The Level of Funding is £25,000 to £3 million.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Public Engagement Fund is open to individuals and organisations (commercial and not-for-profit). Applicants project must focus on health, although this doesn’t need to be their organisation’s main focus or core activity.
  • Applicants can be working in the arts, culture, entertainment media, heritage, leisure, education, research, informal learning, social enterprise, non-profit and community sectors, or other fields.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through the Wellcome Trust Grant Tracker via given website.

Eligible Countries: UK, Ireland, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic, Republic of Congo, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, China, Fiji, Indonesia, Kiribati, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon, Islands, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu,Vanuatu, Vietnam

For more information, please visit https://wellcome.ac.uk/funding/schemes/public-engagement-fund

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