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

Public Engagement Grants are open to members and public engagement professionals (see below).



Deadlines for this grant are at noon on Wed 27 March and Wed 25 September 2019


up to £1,000


  • These grants are available to both Society for Endocrinology members and public engagement professionals
  • To ensure an appropriate endocrine focus of proposed activities, non-member public engagement professionals must contact the before submitting an application (at least six weeks before the grant deadline) to be partnered with a Society member who will assist the development and/or delivery of the activity.
  • Non–members applying for grants must submit evidence of managing previous successful public engagement events.
  • 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.

How to apply

Please complete the Public Engagement Grant application form and return to

Public Engagement Grant application form


Guidance for applicants


  • Only legitimate public engagement activities will be considered. The definition of a ‘public engagement activity’ will be at the discretion of the judging panel, whose decision is final.
  • Non-members will be required to work with at least one paid up Society member in the development and/or delivery of the proposed event.
  • 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, including Society grants and other research 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.