Society for Endocrinology - a world-leading authority on hormones

Grants & Awards

Public Engagement Grant

To support organisation and delivery of outreach activities, aimed at school children and/or the general public.

The Society is committed to supporting its members to engage non-specialist audiences with hormones and the impact of endocrinology. Activities should aim to foster discussion and could include:

  • a public or school discussion or workshop focusing on an aspect of endocrinology
  • delivering hands-on activities at a festival
  • developing targeted online/video/audio/print resources for a specific audience.


Deadlines for this grant are at 11:59 am BST Wednesday 25 September 2019


Up to £1,000. The Society welcomes applications for lesser amounts (i.e. £100) to support smaller initiatives.


  • These grants are available to Scientist–in–Training Members, Clinician-in-Training Members, Nurse Members and Full Members.
  • This grant is designed for initiatives targeting school children or members of the general public. Initiatives aimed at patients will not be considered for funding through this scheme.
  • Full, Associate and Nurse Members must hold a minimum of one year’s membership. Scientist-in-Training and Clinician-in-Training Members must hold a minimum of six months’ membership.

How to apply

Please complete the Public Engagement Grant application form and return to

Public Engagement Grant application form



  • Only legitimate public engagement activities will be considered. The definition of a ‘public engagement activity’ will be at the discretion of the grant panel, whose decision is final.
  • One application for a Public Engagement Grant may be made in each of the two rounds.
  • The Society requires one written report (500 words) on the activity and how the grant benefited the public, endocrine science and the applicant, no later than three months after completion of the project. Elements of the report may be shared via Society communications as examples of best practice.
  • The Society reserves the right to have a staff representative attend the activity if deemed appropriate.
  • Applicants must state all sources of funding that they are currently in receipt of in relation to the proposed public engagement activity, in addition to previous Society Public Engagement Grants, on the application form.
  • Funds awarded are final and do not include overheads.
  • The project must be completed by 12 months after the award date.
  • Grants cannot be retrospectively awarded.
  • The decision of the grant panel is final and not subject to appeal.
  • The successful applicants must recognise the award on their departmental website with a link to the Society website for a minimum of six months after receipt of the grant, and must also recognise the award during the activity and in literature and publicity material where appropriate. The Society is able to provide materials such as banner stands, T-shirts and flyers to help with this.
  • The Society can help to publicise the event via a number of channels, subject to approval by the applicant and the grant panel.
  • Grant awardees will be asked to share with the Society any tools or resources, developed or used as part of Society-funded initiatives (as appropriate).
  • Honorary and Senior Members are not eligible to apply for grants.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • In the event of your application being unsuccessful, we are not able to provide feedback.