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

Funding call now open!


Deadline: June 19th 2017


Do you have an idea for a project or activity, or a need for materials or resources, that will help you to connect your research or teaching with people outside UCL?

Do you need funding to improve your skills, share public engagement ideas or arrange meetings and dialogue events?

Apply for a Beacon Bursary to help make your idea a reality.

These 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, the latest versions of which can be found here:

We strongly advise that applicants read the application guidance document to improve your chances of making a successful application. Applications are judged by a panel of senior UCL staff with extensive public engagement experience.

If an application is funded, we send the project lead a short learning and evaluation form to fill in at the end of the project. Completing this form is a requirement of accepting the bursary funding.

For any help or questions about applying for Beacon Bursary funding, please email us at publicengagement@ucl.ac.uk 

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

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