IHE Engagement Small Grants
9 January 2024
The IHE Engagement Delivery Group is delighted to launch a new grant scheme.
The IHE Engagement Small Grants scheme will offer up to £500 to support UCL researchers carrying out public engagement activities related to healthcare engineering.
In addition to funding, you will also benefit from in-kind advice and support from the IHE’s Communications and Impact Manager, and the IHE Engagement Delivery Group.
Who can apply?
UCL staff and postgraduate students whose work has a connection to healthcare engineering or digital health.
What types of projects are we looking to support?
Any form of high-quality public engagement that catalyses meaningful interactions between UCL and the public. The National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement has excellent resources on what constitutes high-quality public engagement.
Activities might include (but are no means limited to):
- Community events
- Creating educational materials
- School outreach
- Artistic output
If you’re seeking inspiration, take a look at what IHE Impact Fellows have achieved with £500 grants.
Examples of ways the funds can be used:
- Reimbursing participants for their time
- Purchasing materials
- Paying experts for their skills (e.g., facilitators, artists, event assistants)
The funds can be used to support existing projects/projects with other sources of funding.
The funds cannot be used to fund UCL staff time.
What do you need to demonstrate in your application?
- You have identified a public audience and considered their interests and requirements
- Your activity will centre on two-way knowledge exchange or co-production
- You have thought about how you will spend the funds
- You have a plan in place to evaluate your engagement activity
Check out UCL Engagement’s top tips on public engagement funding applications.
If your application is successful, we ask that:
- You use the Institute of Healthcare Engineering logo when promoting your activities and/or clearly state the funding source.
- You create a short report, blog or video showcasing your project.
How to apply:
Send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Engagement Small Grants’
- Describe your project plan and target audience (up 500 words)
- Who will be involved in the project and what is their relevant expertise? (up to 300 words)
- What are your objectives and how will you measure them – describe your evaluation plan (up 300 words)
- How will you allocate the funds? (up to 200 words)
Deadline Term 2: 9 February 2024, 11.59 PM.
The fund will reopen for applications in future terms.