Funding to Promote Public Engagement with Research Data Across Scotland

Charities, schools, research institutions, and other organisations can apply for funding to deliver projects that engage people with data research and help the public understand the use of data in research.

Research Data Scotland is offering grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 for projects and activities that help promote public understanding of data research in Scotland.

Through the Public Engagement Fund, a total of £40,000 is currently available for projects that:

  • Promote the public understanding of data research in Scotland.
  • Provide balanced information on data research.
  • Widen participation by involving and engaging members of the public who may not usually interact with science to take an interest and have a voice in data science.

Funding can be used for all reasonable costs, including but not limited to materials, creative tools, salaries, equipment, travel, and subsistence costs. Priority will be given to projects that widen participation by involving diverse voices who are not usually involved in discussions about data, and projects which offer creative ways of engaging the public in data research.

The deadline for applications is 24 February 2023.

(This report was the subject of a GRANTfinder Newsflash.)