The fund will support research-led public engagement projects organised by staff and research students of the University of Aberdeen. Awards of up to £1000 can be applied for in order to support a public engagement project. 

To apply please complete the Enabling Fund Application Form and submit it by email to

Projects can include, but are not limited to: public talks and discussions, research busking, school projects, media and journalism and 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.  The enabling fund is available throughout the year. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, therefore early application is encouraged - once all the money has been awarded, the fund will be closed for the remainder of the financial year.  Funds received from applications in the 2019-2020 financial year must be spent by 31 July 2020.

See what others have done at the University of Aberdeen in our case studies section.