GrantCraft’s Annual Research Engagement Grant

GrantCraft are excited to announce the launch of their annual Research Engagement Grant. The award is specifically designed to assist those at the beginning of their research career to develop their network and research engagement profile.
The grant can be used for activities such as:

  • Public engagement; for example, the production of an exhibition that engages the public in the research process or research findings.
  • Visiting another research group; for example, to deliver a seminar and interact with other researchers.
  • Communicating and engaging with other researchers; for example, through presenting a paper/poster at a conference.

Award criteria

  • The GrantCraft Research Engagement Grant is open to PhD students and is designed to support activities that will develop and enhance the grant recipient’s research engagement profile.
  • The award is for up to £1,000 to cover full or partial costs.
  • The recipient will be based at a UK institution, although the grant can be used to fund engagement activity outside of the UK.
  • Funded activity must be completed within 12 months of award of the grant.
  • Applications must be submitted by those currently carrying out a PhD and each application must be supported by the student’s PhD supervisor.
  • The successful applicant will be required to write a short (500 word) report within 15 months of receipt of the grant, outlining what they used the grant for and the benefits that it brought. This report will be published on GrantCraft’s website and may be used by GrantCraft for other marketing/information purposes.

How to apply

Both the applicant (PhD student) and their supervisor must contribute to the application which needs to address the following:

  • Name of applicant (PhD student).
  • Name of supervisor.
  • Institution.
  • Title of PhD (or indicative title).
  • Outline of proposed activity.
  • Why is the proposed activity important to you and your research? Please include details of your current research, how your research will benefit, and how your future research profile will benefit.
  • What will the benefit of the proposed activity be to the supervisor’s research group? To be completed by the supervisor.
  • Breakdown of costs (including approximate dates).

Applications must be no more than two pages long. Use size 11 sans serif font (e.g. Calibri) and 2 cm margins.

Please submit your application as a Word document or a pdf to by 5pm GMT on 3rd May 2019.

Results will be announced via e-mail on 24th June 2019.