Scientific Outreach Grants
The Society wishes to support scientific outreach activities that communicate the excitement of molecular bioscience to young people and the community.
The aim of the outreach grants is to increase participation in the molecular biosciences at school level and beyond through engaging activities.
Applications are invited for sums up to £1000 and up to £5000 to assist with the direct costs associated with an event and expenses incurred (e.g. transport and/or teacher cover). Provision of refreshments would be deemed a very low priority unless the cost is minimal.
By fulfilling our criteria, you can ensure that your outreach proposal is considered by the Biochemical Society. You can further improve your application by proving that your proposal has long-term benefits, is repeatable, links several organisations and reaches those who do not normally participate in scientific outreach.
The types of projects that could be run with funding of up to £1000 include:
- Re-using established activities/resources in a new context or with a new perspective.
- Development of a new activity or resource for participants.
- Inspiring workshops or lectures for students, teachers or communities.
- Development of online content or activities that could be used to engage communities.
- Community-led activities based on your research interests.
The types of activities that could be funded with up to £5000 of grant funding include:
- Development of a new activity or resource for groups of participants for sustained use.
- Series of workshops or lectures for students, teachers or communities that involve continued engagement with participants.
- Development of a new or expansion of an established engagement event, such as a science or community festival.
- Sustained community-led activities or engagement based on your research interests that will continue to engage the desired communities or groups.
The Biochemical Society must be acknowledged in the project and in the resources produced. Copies of all materials generated should be submitted to the Society to facilitate wider dissemination to others where appropriate; please keep in mind that the potential legacy of submitted projects – i.e., via the production of resources that may be further and widely distributed – is an added bonus to every application.
A short report of the activity and an evaluation is a condition of the grant. Applicants will not be eligible to apply for future Scientific Outreach Grants until a report and evaluation is complete.
In 2023, the Biochemical Society will be awarding the totality of its Scientific Outreach Grants during the summer run of this scheme. The Scientific Outreach Grants will close for applications on 9 October 2023.