Involving more people in research – as participants, co-researchers or audiences – has many benefits for researchers and society. It disseminates knowledge, stimulates dialogue and provides insight.
Engaging with more diverse people can improve the quality of research and its impact by widening research horizons and surfacing new ideas.
Funding is available periodically for public engagement activity from UKRI and the research councils. To prepare for any application, you’ll need to examine why you want to engage the public in your research and what approach will be most effective.