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Royal Academy's Ingenious scheme now open for applications

By Joanne Mitchell posted 25 days ago

The Royal Academy’s public engagement scheme, Ingenious, is now open for applications! Apply now for funding from between £3,000 to £30,000.

Whether they're engineering a biomechanics theatre show or inspiring girls and young women with Girlguiding, Ingenious awards projects allow engineers and engineering to engage the public in the wonders of engineering. The Ingenious awards programme aims to:

  • Inspire creative public engagement with engineering projects
  • Empower engineers to share their stories, passion and expertise with wider audiences and develop their communication and engagement skills
  • Raise awareness of the diversity, nature and impact of engineering among people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Provide opportunities for engineers to engage with members of the public from groups currently underrepresented in engineering
We prioritise projects that reach diverse and underrepresented audiences including communities in the top 20% most deprived neighbourhoods in the UK. This could be in formal educational settings or informal settings such as museums, libraries, community centres, Girl Guides and STEM clubs.

We welcome proposals from engineers, universities, science and engineering communicators, colleges and schools.  The closing date for applications is
4pm 26 September 2022.

For more information on how to apply, please visit our website where you can find our FAQs and Essential Guidance Notes for the scheme. To speak to someone in our team, please contact