SAS Public Engagement Fund

The SAS Public Engagement Fund offers small grants to facilitate public engagement with research activities within the School of Advanced Study (SAS), and with collections and archives in the Senate House Library (SHL). The scheme is intended to offer opportunities for researchers and other eligible staff and students at SAS/SHL to engage with non-academic audiences in developing and demonstrating their research. The scheme offers grants of up to £1,500 for engagement activities.

Funded projects can take place throughout the year. However, applicants are encouraged to consider timing their initiatives to coincide with the Bloomsbury Festival (15–24 October 2021) or the Being Human festival of the humanities (11–20 November 2021). 

Applications for the 2021 public engagement fund are now closed. If you are interested in finding out more about the call, please see the documents below.

Call for applications [PDF]
Terms and conditions [PDF]
Activities grid [Word]
Application form [Word]


Advice and Resources

If you have questions about any aspect of the scheme, please contact: engage@sas.ac.uk. Further advice and resources on various aspects of public engagement with research activity are available in a series of toolkits here.

Some examples of the types of activities that are possible even under lockdown-type conditions can be found in this short film from last year’s Being Human festival.