Public Engagement

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The current deadline for applications has been extended to: 15th October 2020.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we will be accepting proposals for public engagement activities which are delivered virtually.

Grants are available to members of the Genetics Society to cover costs associated with travel and materials for public engagement activities relevant to Genetics.

A two-tier system is in operation, allowing both small and larger scale projects to be assessed:

Applications for Tier 1 will be considered for small activities, costing up to £1000.

Applications for Tier 2 will be considered for larger activities, costing from £1-5000.

Successful applicants must:

  • acknowledge Genetics Society support at their activity or event
  • feature the Genetics Society logo in any new promotional items produced

The Society possesses a useful stock of publicity material (e.g. pop-up banners, leaflets) which you are welcome to use, by arrangement.

Where possible, applications should be submitted at least three months in advance of the project start date. A decision would normally be expected within four weeks.

Application deadlines are 1st March and 1st September.

2020 deadline extended to 15th October!

Please note that the Society takes no responsibility for risk assessments or public liability issues related to any event or activity. These must be completed according to established practice at the host institution.

Apply for a Public Engagement Grant

Once you have logged in to the mySociety membership portal, please select “Me and the GS” followed by “Grants” from the options at the top of the page, and then choose the Public Engagement Grant.

Use of the Gen Soc logo in publicity materials.