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Call for Proposals for the British Science Festival 2013

For those of you who missed out on taking part at this year’s Festival, here is your chance to put in a proposal for the 2013 British Science Festival, which will be hosted in Newcastle! The theme for the 2013 Festival is Making Waves.

You can find all the application forms, details and necessary guidelines online.

Deadline City Program: 31/10/12

Deadline Main Program 31/3/13

Deadline Young People’s Program 28/2/13


 Institute of Physics Public Engagement Grant Scheme (grant)

Every year, the Institute of Physics offers up £1500 to individuals and organisations who are looking to run physics-based events and activities during 2013.

Has some physics inspired you recently? Want to have a go at some science communication? Then this is the grant for you! The deadline for the first round of applications is the 22nd of October 2012.


Science Showoff! (event)

Since it’s opening night on October 4th 2011, Science Showoff has become a bit legendary amongst science communicators.

Science Showoff is an open-mic night for all scientists, science communicators, science teachers, historians and philosophers of science, students, science popularisers and anyone else with something to show off about science.

So it doesn’t matter how you are connected to science, or even if you have never stood up in front of a crowd, anyone can have a go.

Follow their blog and keep an eye out as they regularly call for acts.


Whitley Awards (award)

Are you looking for funding to support a nature and/or wildlife conservation project? Well look no further, we have found something just for you.

The Whitley Fund for Nature is a registered charity that looks to support outstanding nature conservationists around the world with awards and grants. They support projects based on community involvement, good science and pragmatism.

Deadline 31/10/12

For those of you that have already, or are going to be taking part in public engagement events, please do share your experiences on The Collective Memory. A database where you can upload your events and share any useful hints and tips on what does and doesn’t work with the rest of the science communication world.

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