The British Geophysical Association (BGA) would like to invite applications for funding for public outreach activities to promote understanding of, and engagement with, any area of geophysics. Applications are open to anyone studying or working in the field of geophysics at a UK university or research institution.
From a total funding pot of £2000, we are looking to support as many quality applications as possible. Applicants can request the full £2000, however we may offer a lower sum if there are several applications that all merit funding. In the light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, applicants may wish to focus on activities that can be delivered remotely, or those that have sufficient flexibility to allow for this to happen should the need arise. We especially welcome applications for activities that seek to work with groups that are currently under-represented within the geophysical community.
The funding can be used over a 12 month period, starting from 1st January 2021. The BGA will promote the activities on our website and social media. We will require successful applicants to write a blog post for the BGA website and encourage the submission of an article to Astronomy & Geophysics.
To apply, please submit a proposal (1 side of A4, 11pt, Arial) detailing the activities you intend to pursue and how money will be spent. Send applications, and any queries, to email@example.com by midnight 30th November 2020. The results will be announced by 23rd December 2020.
Blog posts from 2019 outreach funding winners:
Pete Loader: Seismology at School in Nepal
Paula Koelemeijer: UK-SEDI
Phil Heron: Think like a Scientist