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Got an engaging idea? Apply for a Beacon Bursary

6 July 2009


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  • Beacon Bursary application form
  • Do you have an idea for a project, open day or piece of training, 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 or events?

    The Beacon Bursary fund provides grants of up to £1500 for UCL staff or research students with good ideas to improve the status of public engagement at UCL.

    They are awarded three times a year, with deadlines in December, April and July. This round of funding closes at 5pm on 22 July.

    Typical applications for the bursary scheme 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
    •  Conference 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

    To get an idea of what the scheme is for, have a look at some examples of previously funded projects.

    Beacon Bursary awards are competitive, which means you'll need to fill in a short application form to apply. The form is limited to two sides of A4, and gives you a chance to talk about what you would use the money for, and how you plan to make sure you meet your objectives.

    For the application form and guidance on how to fill it in visit the link above.

    For any help or questions about applying for Beacon Bursary funding,
    please email Hilary Jackson and Steve Cross.