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

The UCL Public Engagement Unit awarded 13 Beacon Bursaries this year. You can read about the winners in full here.

Applications for the next round will open in January 2018, with a deadline in June 2018.

If you would like to apply, please begin by considering the following questions:

  • 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?

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.

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.

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