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Public Engagement for Researchers

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

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 Public Engagement for Researchers 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.

You can take a look at our case studies to hear more about the public engagement work of our Research Fellows.

Public engagement training

Please click on the courses below to find out more and register.

Researcher showing school children a microscope

Communicating your research

Members of the public engaging with a researcher's activity

Creatively planning and evaluating your impact

Jamie Gallagher

Engaging Events

Researcher talking to a child in a green top who is leaning over a case filled with insect specimen.

Evaluating public engagement

Researcher explaining VR headset

Networking and promoting yourself

Online engagement

An MP talking to a scientist about their research exhibit

Promoting yourself and communicating your work's value

Member of the public using a virtual reality headset

Public engagement for independent researchers

Anna Ploszajski

Storytelling for researchers


We offer up to £10,000 to Research Fellows through our Public Engagement Fund. The fund is open to current Royal Society University Research Fellows and Dorothy Hodgkin Fellows who have completed the first year of their fellowship on or before 31 October in the year of application. The next round of application will open in Autumn 2023. 

You can read more about the Public Engagement Fund and other projects we've funded or contact us for more information.


We have regular opportunities for Research Fellows to take part in our public engagement programme. Whether it's at the Summer Science Exhibition, regional festivals, judging our book prizes or other events and activities, there are always ways to get involved. 

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

Anna Slater and Timothy Easun

Dr Anna Slater and Dr Timothy Easun

Dr Leigh Fletcher

Dr Leigh Fletcher

Dr Shaena Montanari

Dr Shaena Montanari

Dr Tiffany Taylor

Dr Tiffany Taylor

Dr Ventsislav Valev

Dr Ventsislav Valev

Dr Yvonne Grunder

Dr Yvonne Grunder

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