Everyone whose work advances the 3Rs, regardless of role or funder, can apply for up to £2k to support a public facing activity or event in 2024.

In celebration of the NC3Rs 20-year anniversary they are opening their Public Engagement award scheme to all 3Rs-minded scientists and increasing the funding available to £2,000.

The Public Engagement award scheme encourages and supports scientists to share the benefits of 3Rs research to science and society. The NC3Rs aims to promote a series of thought-provoking events and activities across the UK for a range of different audiences. The awards will fund the development and delivery of almost any type of event or activity aimed at the general public. Applicants are encouraged to be creative in how they intend to engage their target audience. Ideas can include:

  • Online engagement activities, including videos and webinars
  • Laboratory open days
  • Hands-on workshops
  • School visits
  • Activity or talk as part of a local science event (e.g. university open day, science festival)
  • Partnership event with a local community group or scientific society
Key dates

The funding is available as an open rolling call, where the applications are reviewed quarterly by the NC3Rs Office. 20-year anniversary awards will support activities taking place in 2024 and applications received after July 2024 are not eligible for the 20-year anniversary funding arrangements.

Application deadlines:

  • 22 January 2024
  • 22 April 2024
  • 22 July 2024