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, we encourage applicants to consider timing their initiatives to coincide with the Bloomsbury Festival (11-20 October) or the Being Human Festival of the humanities (14–23 November).

The deadline for the 2019 Public Engagement Fund has now passed. However if you are thinking about applying in the future, you can find information about the fund including the 2019 call for participation, with details on the awards and eligibility criteria, along with the application form below. If you have any questions or queries about the public engagement fund or would like to discuss an application, please feel free to get in touch with the team at

Call for Participation, Information and Terms and Conditions [PDF]
Terms and Conditions [PDF]
Checklist [PDF]
Activities grid [Word[
Application form [Word]