Deadline approaching for Society Awards grant

The Society Awards are part of the Wellcome Trust’s Engaging Science grants programme, which funds projects that engage the public in science.

It aims to support public engagement activities that have a significant impact at national or regional level and that address a key need.


The schemes are open to a wide range of people including: academics in social science, bioscience, bioethics and medical history and humanities; mediators, facilitators and practitioners of science communication; science centre/museum staff; artists; educators; film makers; theatre producers; games developers; and public participation practitioners; health professionals.

Project activities and outputs may include:

  • Workshops, events, debates and discussion
  • Exhibitions and museum outreach
  • Films, games, websites and cross-platform projects
  • Performance or theatre projects involving existing work or work that may be more illustrative than artistic
  • Deliberative or opinion-gathering projects
  • Creation of teaching materials.

Projects that are not eligible for Society Awards include:

  • Health promotion or campaigning projects
  • Arts projects for therapeutic purposes
  • Projects that do not deal with biomedical science or the history of medicine

Application process

Complete an application form via the Trust’s WT Grant Tracker online application system and submit it before Friday, 11 March.

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further information

Email the Wellcome Trust with any further queries on contact it on 0207 611 5757.