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NC3Rs Public engagement awards, 2020+ (open rolling call)
Assessment committee meetings take place: first week of Jan, Apr, Jul and Oct each year
We are offering awards of up to £1,500 to support NC3Rs-funded researchers past and present to engage the public with the approaches being taken to replace, reduce and refine animal use in science. The funding is available as an open rolling call, where the applications are reviewed quarterly by the NC3Rs Office.
In 2012, around 50% of the public wanted to find out more about work to find alternatives to animals (Ipsos MORI, 2012). The scheme aims to encourage and support NC3Rs-funded researchers to share the benefits of 3Rs research to science and society. We aim to promote a series of thought-provoking events and activities across the UK for a range of different audiences.
The awards will fund the development of almost any type of event or activity aimed at the public, and applicants are encouraged to be creative in how they intend to engage their target audience. Ideas can include:
Laboratory open days
Informal discussions with public groups
Exhibition or talk as part of a local science event (e.g. university open day, science festival)
Partnership event with a local community group or scientific society.
Who can apply
Applicants must be a current or previous recipient (principal investigator/co-investigator or current research group member) of an NC3Rs grant, fellowship or studentship.
Applicants must be based in a non-profit, academic institution.
Events funded by the NC3Rs public engagement awards must take place within six months of receiving the award.
For more details, or to apply, visit the call webpage.