Public Engagement

Note, we are also accepting proposals for public engagement activities that 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.

For public engagement activities located outside of the UK, a strong link with the UK must be demonstrated for the application to be eligible.

Successful applicants must:

  • Acknowledge Genetics Society support at their activity or event
  • Feature the Genetics Society logo in any new promotional items produced
  • Abide by the Genetic Societies’ EDI principles and report back to the society with participation numbers

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.

If you have any queries regarding the application process or are experiencing any difficulty with your submission, please contact

Application deadlines are @ midnight on 1st March and 1st 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.