Enabling Fund 2021 - 2022

The University has awards of £500, and in exceptional circumstances up to £1000, to enable research-led public engagement activities that for a lack of funding may not otherwise take place. Applications may be made by an individual (the lead applicant) who is a current employee or PGR Student with the University of Aberdeen.

For 2021 - 2022 we particularly welcome applications that:

  • Are linked to one of the five interdisciplinary challenges linked to the University’s strategy, Aberdeen 2040
  • Will take place during or link with British Science Week (11-20 March 2022) or the University’s Festival of New Ideas (27-29 May 2022)
  • Help establish impact
  • Foster 2-way digital engagement

Projects can include, but are not limited to: public talks and discussions, research busking, school projects, media and journalism, but all projects must be research-led. By research-led, we mean interaction with communities outside academia that has in the main been inspired or driven by research activity.

The Public Engagement with Research Unit would be happy to discuss your ideas and help you develop your proposal. 

View the document outlining terms and conditions

Download the Enabling Fund Application Form