Involving people in research – as participants, co-researchers or audiences – has many benefits for researchers and society. It disseminates knowledge, stimulates dialogue and provides insight.
As an organisation that values and funds excellent research, UKRI recognises that public engagement can:
- lead to better quality research
- lead to improved research impact
- ensure that research is relevant and trusted.
Funding is available 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.