Public Engagement Pathways grants

If you have an idea to use public engagement to generate impact from your research, a Public Engagement Pathways grant of up to £5000 could be for you.

This funding stream is now closed.

The Public Engagement Pathways grants are funded as part of UCL’s Impact Acceleration Account from EPSRC.

Note of clarification: research underpinning the public engagement proposed for Pathways grants must be within EPSRC's remit. It does not have to be funded by EPSRC. For more guidance, please read the guidance document available below. Those not eligible for this funding stream may apply for a Beacon Bursary. If you are uncertain as to your eligibility, please contact the Public Engagement Unit at

To apply, you must complete a short form. It is strongly recommended that applicants read the guidance provided:

UPDATED September 2014: Pathways grants application form (MS Word 2010)

UPDATED September 2014: Pathways grants application guidance (pdf)

The scheme will run until 23 December 2014 (or sooner if the funds are allocated before this date), during which period £90 000 will be available from the fund. We encourage applications as early as possible.

Activities funded by these grants must be completed by 31 July 2015, although they may be part of an ongoing project.

The scheme operates on a rolling basis and will normally inform applicants of the panel’s decision within four weeks of receiving an application. However, if an application is received after Friday 19 November, a response may not be possible until after the winter break. Applications and letters of support should be submitted to Hilary Jackson at

If you have a question that is not answered in the guidance, please contact the Public Engagement Unit at

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