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Northern Ireland Festival of Social Sciences: funding to host events
29 May 2015
May 29, 2015
Queen’s University Belfast, Ulster University and the Open University are pleased to announce the launch of the second Northern Ireland Festival of Social Science to be run in partnership with the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) National Festival of Social Science from 7th – 14th November 2015.
Applications are invited from staff and PhD students at either Queen’s University, Ulster University and the Open University or from external organisations across Northern Ireland wishing to collaborate with a social scientist based at any of the Universities for funding support to run an event as part of the festival.
A total budget of £10,000 is available for the festival and the partners would like to achieve maximum value for money by funding a wide range/larger number of events this year. Therefore, the maximum amount of support that can be requested for any one event is £750. Please note that the upper limit is £750 but that our expectation is that most event would cost considerably less and that all events must demonstrate value for money. All events should be free to attend, should meet the aims of the Festival and should have, as an overall goal, the objective of promoting and increasing the awareness of social sciences research beyond the academic community. Applications for externally funded events that wish to be associated with the festival are also welcome.
The wider aims of the Festival are:
- To encourage, support and create the opportunity for social science researchers to engage with non-academic audiences
- To promote and increase awareness of the social sciences and ESRC’s research
- To promote and increase awareness of the contributions the social sciences make to the wellbeing and the economy of the UK society
- To enable the public to engage with social science research
- To engage with teachers and young people and to raise their awareness of the social sciences.
Festival events may take place anywhere in Northern Ireland and are not geographically limited to Belfast, previous events have included: School & Classroom Visits; Public Debates; Photographic Exhibitions; Community Workshops, and; Online Interactive Activities. A full list of previous events is available on the ESRC Festival Website: http://www.esrc.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/festival/events-archive/index.aspx
Applications must be submitted using the form provided below and events must take place during the Festival period of 7th to 14th November 2015.
Completed applications should be sent by email to Dr Nicola Minish (email@example.com) no later than 4pm on Friday 29th May 2015
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