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Grab a grant for your engaging idea

2 December 2009


The portico at night ucl.ac.uk/public-engagement/funding/bursaries" target="_self">Beacon Bursary application form and guidance
  • Examples of Beacon Bursaries
  • Beacon Bursaries are available for UCL staff or research students with ideas on how to improve public engagement by the university.

    The fund provides grants of up to £1,500 for a project, open day or piece of training, or materials or resources that will help connect research, teaching, or learning with people outside UCL.

    The grants are awarded three times a year, with deadlines in December, April and July, and this round of funding closes at 5pm on 18 December.

    Typical applications for a bursary might be:

    • A departmental open day (other than to recruit students)
    • Costs associated with a specific piece of engagement training
    • A public event
    • Development costs for an application for larger funding for a major
    • public engagement activity
    • Fees to attend a public engagement conference
    • Materials for a community arts project
    • A fee for an external speaker for a public event
    • Hire fees for an public exhibition, event or meeting space

    Beacon Bursary awards are competitive, which means you'll need to fill in a short application form to apply.

    For help or questions about applying for funding, please email the public engagement team.

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