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Meet the scientists

We support our Research Fellows to enhance their research through public engagement, providing advice, training and support.

Members of the public interacting with scientists and exhibits at the Summer Science Exhibition.

We have a long history of engaging the public in science and helping our researchers to do this effectively is a key area of our work. 

The Meet the Scientists programme is designed to provide Research Fellows with support and new opportunities in public engagement, allowing them take part in and create research-led, effective engagement that is of benefit to them, their research and the public.

Public engagement training

We offer access to the following training courses, aimed at scientists with between 3 and 10 years post-PhD experience. The courses are open to any scientists at a relevant career stage, but the course fee and travel expenses are covered for Royal Society funded researchers. 

Other training

We offer bursaries for Royal Society funded researchers to attend the Wellcome Trust Public Engagement Masterclass, which takes place in July each year. We also offer writing and media skills training, innovation and the business of science courses, pairing scheme and a mentoring scheme.

Opportunities

We have regular opportunities for Research Fellows to take part in public engagement. Whether it's at our monthly Café Scientifique events, at regional festivals, through Partnership Grants, judging our book prizes or demonstrating at the Science Museum Lates, there are always ways to get involved.

You can also find inspiration from our blog, where Research Fellows share their experiences of public engagement and advice for anyone looking to do more.

To hear about the latest opportunities to get involved, please email us and ask to be added to the mailing list. 

Contact us

If you would like to talk to us about public engagement, you can email us at publicengagement@royalsociety.org.