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Science engagement activities in Scotland - Talking Science grants

Talking Science grants scheme

Talking Science is a new grants programme aimed at supporting public activities and events that get people talking about science, technology, and engineering and how they impact on our everyday lives. Funding will be awarded to projects that take science activities to a public audience in rural or remote parts of Scotland, or disadvantaged areas in our towns and cities.

Projects that receive funding may:

  • Give members of the public the chance to meet scientists to discuss their work or debate new scientific developments
  • Take science activities into communities across Scotland, for example through public events
  • Work with a community groups to explore how science engagement can help tackle a local issue
  • Highlight contemporary examples of Scottish excellence and innovation in science, engineering and technology, from industry or the research base

Successful projects may involve several organisations working in partnership to share best practice and provide good value for money.

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Applications for the 2014-15 Talking Science grant scheme are now closed. The guidance notes and application form are available below, for reference purposes. There is also a list of Frequently Asked Questions for anyone looking for more information about Talking Science.

Advice on how to apply for a grant

Application form

Frequently Asked Questions

If you'd like to be added to the mailing list to be notified of future funding opportunities please email ScienceEngagement@scotland.gsi.gov.uk. You can also contact this email address if you have any questions about the scheme.

List of Talking Science grant winners for 2014-15