Public engagement

Find out more about our strategy for public engagement, the areas we invest in, how communities can play a vital role in research, and our evidence and insight on public engagement.

If you are a researcher or innovator looking for advice and resources on carrying out public engagement, see our guidance on engaging the public with your research in the Good Research Resource Hub.

Our public engagement strategy

How we will break down the barriers between research, innovation, and society

Research and innovation for everyone

How communities across the UK can play role in the research and innovation system

Areas we invest in

Grants, programmes and pilots supporting public engagement with research and innovation

Research, evidence and insight

What has informed our approach to engaging the public with research and innovation

How our councils support public engagement

Our councils provide a range of activities, guidance and resources to engage with the public.

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

Engaging the public with arts and humanities research

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)

BBSRC engagement activities for biosciences research

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

EPSRC activities to inspire, attract and interact

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Engaging people with the social sciences

Medical Research Council (MRC)

Public involvement and engagement with medical sciences

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

Involving people about environmental science and innovation

Research England

Support and work with the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

Facilities and activities for nuclear physics, big data, materials and space

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