Applicants should ensure they read the guidance notes and FAQs before submitting their application
|1||Application submitted||20 September 2023|
|2||External review||October 2023|
|3||Applicants respond||November 2023|
|4||Funding panel review||
|5||Applicants informed||February 2024|
|6||Kick off workshops||April 2024|
|7||Funding announced||May 2024|
|8||Project commences||May 2024|
Ingenious awards are available for projects that provide engineers with training and practical experience of public engagement activities and include creative activities that enable the engineers to engage public audiences.
Funds for the next round will be awarded to successful projects in April 2024 and project research and development may begin from this time. However, any project activity delivery must take place after 1 May 2024. Projects must be completed by 31 July 2025.
To be eligible:
- All projects must involve engineers in the development or delivery of projects and provide them with training, enabling them to gain skills, knowledge and experience in public engagement.
- Applicants must be employed and based in the UK. Joint/partnership applications between engineers and organisations that specialise in communication/engagement with the public are welcomed.
- The engineers involved in the project must be based in and studying or employed in the UK. They must be graduate level or equivalent and above (including those at senior level) and can be from academia, industry or the public sector. Engineers may also be apprentices and technicians. Applications that only engage undergraduate engineers are ineligible for Ingenious.
- Any applications that are incomplete or do not adhere to the guidelines may be rejected.
We will prioritise new ideas and projects with the aim of building UK capacity. Long term projects requiring recurring annual funding that have already been funded once by Ingenious are expected to seek alternative sources of funding to sustain them and should not reapply.
We welcome proposals from engineers, universities, science and engineering communicators and engagement professionals, colleges and schools.
For more information please read the supporting documents on this page and visit the FAQs page.
Insights from previous awardees
Watch our webinar and hear directly from our awardees about their experience of the Ingenious programme.