Deadline: 17 September, 2013
Open to: individuals and organisations to organise public engagement events in ecology
Grant: the maximum award of £2,000
The British Ecological Society encourages its members and others to promote ecological science to a wide audience.
The Society defines ecology as the scientific study of the distribution, abundance and dynamics of organisms, their interactions with other organisms and their physical environment. It is therefore essential that applications promote and engage the public with the science of ecology. Grants will not be awarded for purely nature conservation purposes or any activity that does not promote the science of ecology.
To support projects that:
- 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.
Awards are open to individuals and organisations to organise public engagement events in ecology. This includes, but is not limited to, members of the BES, researchers, schools, museums, libraries and community groups.
Applications will not be considered for:
- Staff salaries
- Purchase of apparatus, including computers, cameras etc., unless these are integral to the application.
Applications from museums and schools are welcome but projects must involve significant outreach beyond schools. Projects aimed solely at delivering curriculum to school children will not be considered.
The maximum award is £2,000. However, the award may be used as part-funding for larger projects involving other sponsors.
How to apply
Applications for this grant must be made using the BES online application form
The deadline for applications is 17 September, 2013.