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22 January 2018

British Ecological Society Outreach Grants 2018

The British Ecological Society (BES) is inviting applications to its Outreach Grants Programme to support the promotion of ecological science to a wide audience.

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to individuals and organisations to organise public engagement events in ecology.

Ecology is defined by the British Ecological Society (BES) as the scientific study of the distribution, abundance and dynamics of organisms, their interactions with other organisms and their physical environment.

Eligible projects must be consistent with at least two of the following objectives:

  • Increase public understanding of, and engagement with, ecology.
  • Stimulate discussion about ecology and its implications for society.
  • Inspire and enthuse people of all ages about the science of ecology, especially those not previously interested.
  • Develop skills in communicating the science of ecology.

All individuals and organisations are eligible to apply. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Members of the BES
  • Researchers
  • Schools
  • Museums
  • Libraries
  • Community groups

It is essential that applications promote and engage the public with the science of ecology. Applications from museums and schools must involve significant outreach beyond schools – projects aimed solely at delivering curriculum to school children will not be considered.

The deadline for applications is 21 March 2018.

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