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.

COVID-19 update for Society Grants & Awards


The Society is committed to supporting its members to engage non-specialist audiences with hormones and the impact of endocrinology. 

For the next round of grant applications, the Society is encouraging applications that may be suitable for our You and Your Hormones website. You and Your Hormones is one of the world’s top ranked online resources for the public to learn about endocrinology, and is used by millions of people annually. Many teachers use You and Your Hormones as a reference guide for teaching primary and secondary pupils in the UK.

Proposals fitting with this theme might include, but are not restricted to:

  • Hands-on activities that can be used in classrooms (including printable resources such as worksheets, factsheets or quizzes)
  • Endocrine-themed science practicals
  • Short, YouTube-style videos or podcasts
  • Online website material to reinforce concepts learnt in school 

Please specify the target age group in your application.

Funding of up to £1,000 is available. If your proposal is for over £100, please provide a justification of your costs.

Applications for public engagement initiatives falling outside of this theme are still encouraged. 




Deadline for this grant is at 11:59 am BST Wednesday 24 March 2021, the next deadline is 22 September 2021.


Up to £1,000. The Society welcomes applications for lesser amounts to support smaller initiatives, including travel costs to local schools and printing of materials.


  • These grants are available to Full and Early Career Members. Full Members need to have held membership for a minimum of one year; Early Career Members need to have held membership for a minimum of six months at the time of application.
  • 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.
  • In exceptional circumstances, or for small amounts, applicants may request marking of their application before the stated deadline.

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.
  • By accepting funding, the awardee gives the Society for Endocrinology all intellectual property rights to any material created as a result of the grant funding.
  • The awardee agrees to recognise the Society for Endocrinology’s intellectual property rights if re-using material in part or full, created as a result of the grant funding.
  • 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 an 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, Senior and Student 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.