Aims/priorities: The British Ecological Society (BES) is providing grants through its Outreach Grants programme to help promote ecological science to a wide audience. Ecology is defined by the BES as the scientific study of the distribution, abundance and dynamics of organisms, their interactions with other organisms and their physical environment. It is essential that applications promote and engage the public with the science of ecology.All objectives must be aimed at a non-academic audience and all projects must provide a clear demonstration of direct interaction with the public.
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.
Who can apply? All individuals and organisations that are able to organise public engagement events in ecology are eligible to apply. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Members of the BES
- Community groups.
Grant amount: Up to £2,000.
Application process: Applications must be made using the online application form.
Deadline: 19 March 2021.
Contact information: Grants and Events Officer - Tel 0207 685 2507, Email grants@BritishEcologicalSociety.org
Website address: Outreach Grants - British Ecological Society