Do you have a great idea for a public engagement activity? Are you keen to get experience of engaging people with research?

PhD students, research staff and academic staff at King’s are invited to apply for a small grant of up to £750 to deliver a public engagement activity.IOPPN Regius Event 2017-147 (1)

How does it work?

Awardees are expected to complete the delivery of the activity or programme within 12 months of the award, write a blog post about the outcomes of their activities and attend a follow up workshop to share experiences and learning.

Priority will be given to projects which facilitate two-way communication (dialogue). For example, these could be activities which enable audiences to share their views on the future direction of research in a particular area. The primary audience(s) for activities should be non-specialists, e.g. families, school children, community groups.

Who can apply?

Grant applications will be accepted from any King’s postgraduate research student or member of research staff. Academic staff working in areas of research which fall within the remit of the Wellcome Trust are also eligible.

How much is available?

Grants of up to £750 will be awarded.

How do I apply?

Applicants must complete a short application form, which should be submitted by email to

The small grants panel meets twice a year, in November and April. The deadlines for applications are:

November 27, 2017

April 23, 2018

Please read the guidance document below for full details before you apply.

Download the application form

Download the guidance document 

This scheme is part-funded by the Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund.

For more information on similar impact and engagement opportunities for PGRs at King’s, go to our Communications & Impact pages on our Doctoral Training website.