Beacon Bursaries
Funding for up to £2000 for UCL public engagement projects

The Beacon Bursaries have been designed to support staff and postgraduate research students at UCL to do public engagement. This scheme funds public engagement activities that increase staff and postgraduate research students’ activity, skills, and understanding of public engagement. 

Bursaries are part of a strategic programme of activities that aim to embed public engagement as a normal, valued activity for UCL staff and postgraduate research students. Applications are made using a short form.

Applications for 2019 are now open. The deadline for applications is Monday 7th October (midday)

We strongly recommend you read the guidance for both the scheme itself and for filling our the form before completing your application. We also strongly recommend talking to a member of the Engagement Team before making your application.

We will be running a number of drop-in sessions for people interested in applying to the scheme. There is no need to book, just turn up to talk to one of the Engagement Team.

Tuesday 20th August: 11am - 1pm (Room 205 Bidborough House)

Thursday 12th September: 2pm-4pm (Room 103 Bidborough House)

The UCL Engagement Team can also provide advice and feedback on draft applications, and answer any questions about applying by email for those who cannot attend the drop in sessions. Please email us at publicengagement@ucl.ac.uk 

We awarded 6 Beacon Bursaries in the most recent round. Read more about them here.

You can also download a list of all previously funded projects.

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The UCL Public Engagement Unit can provide advice and feedback on draft applications in advance of the deadline.

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