STFC Leadership Fellows in Public Engagement – 2017

March 9, 2017, from Dave Godfrey

STFC Leadership Fellows in Public Engagement – 2017
Pioneering programme seeks to boost engagement skills within wider science community

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) has launched a new leadership scheme to help inspirational researchers champion public engagement across their academic communities. The call for applicants to the scheme – which seeks to empower scientists to train other scientists in public engagement – is now open and replaces STFC’s existing Public Engagement Fellowships.

Our Leadership Fellows in Public Engagement will support passionate academics and STFC facility users to undertake their own engagement and to actively increase the skill and confidence of their colleagues when it comes to engaging others with their research. This broader effort at spreading skills and confidence is designed to enhance engagement between the public and the wider science and technology community.

The STFC community has a long track record of delivering high quality engagement and outreach, and our existing Public Engagement Fellows have proved highly successful in strengthening relations with public audiences.

The 2017 call for STFC Leadership Fellows in Public Engagement is now open for applications. The call closes at 16:00 on 30 March 2017.
Before submitting your application you are encouraged to contact the Public Engagement Team to discuss your ideas.

Andy Thompson
STFC Public Engagement Office Manager