The British Ecological Society (BES) is inviting applications to its Outreach Grants Programme to support the promotion of ecological science to a wide audience.
Grants of up to £2,000 are available to community groups, libraries, schools, and museums to organise public engagement events in ecology. Ecology is defined by the BES as the scientific study of the distribution, abundance and dynamics of organisms, their interactions with other organisms and their physical environment.
Applications must promote and engage the public with the science of ecology.
All objectives must be aimed at a non-academic audience and all projects must provide a clear demonstration of direct interaction with the public.
Projects must be consistent with at least two of the following objectives:
- Increase public understanding of, and engagement with, ecology.
- Stimulate discussion about ecology and its implications for society.
- Inspire and enthuse people of all ages about the science of ecology, especially those not previously interested.
- Develop skills in communicating the science of ecology.
Applications from schools must ensure their project involves significant outreach beyond the school as projects aimed solely at delivering curriculum to school children will not be considered.
How to apply
The deadline for applications is 20 March 2020 (5pm).
For more information, visit BES’s website