June 27, 2013, by Tara de Cozar

Nottingham Catalyst — funding now available

We’ve blogged before about the Nottingham Catalyst project — a University project linking research and public engagement across all faculties. It’s now launched a Partnership Fund.

The Partnership Fund will provide academic and research staff and students at UoN with grant funding of up to £500 to support public engagement activity.

The fund provides the opportunity to develop working links with the public, charitable and community organisations, with the purpose of sharing the benefits of the University of Nottingham’s research and/or to conduct joint research activity.  It also helps academic staff demonstrate research impact, increase public appreciation and support for the University and its research and help staff and students to engage with wider social concerns and to support real-world problem solving.

Nottingham Catalyst is funded by Research Councils UK (RCUK).  Priority is given to accessing communities that do not traditionally or typically engage with higher education, including third sector organisations (voluntary and community organisations, charities, social enterprises), health users and communities, and the ‘citizen on the street’.  Applications will be reviewed quarterly — closing date for this quarter is July 31st 2013.

You can apply to the Nottingham Catalyst Partnership Fund through the project workspace page.

This is a great opportunity to get your work seen by (dare we say it…) real people — the people who’s lives your research could ultimately affect. Have a look and see if you’re eligible. The project is run by the Community Partnerships team, who will give you any info you need.

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