Wellcome Trust People Awards and Society Awards in Biomedical Science in UK, 2013

Wellcome Trust’s is funding People Awards and Society Awards to support projects project is funded for three years. The projects  enable the public to explore biomedical science, its impact on society and culture its historical roots and the ethical questions that it raises. People Awards  offer up to and including £30 000 while Society Awards (bove £30 000. The award is granted to mediators, facilitators and practitioners of science communication, science center/museum staff, artists, educators, film makers, theater producers, games developers, public participation practitioners, health professionals and academics in bio science, social science, bioethics and medical history and humanities. Send your application electronically.. People Awards and Society Awards support projects that enable the public to explore biomedical science, its impact on society and culture, its historical roots and the ethical questions that it raises. The schemes aim to: stimulate interest, excitement and debate about biomedical science and/or the history of medicine support formal and informal learning reach audiences of all ages and from all walks of life and inform, inspire and involve them encourage high-quality interdisciplinary practice and collaborations investigate and test new methods of engagement, participation and education. The schemes are open to a wide range of people, including: mediators, facilitators and practitioners of science communication; science center/museum staff; artists; educators; film makers; theater producers; games developers; public participation practitioners; health professionals; and academics in bio science, social science, bioethics and medical history and humanities. Project activities and outputs may include: workshops, events, debates and discussions exhibitions and museum outreach films, games, websites and cross-platform projects performance or theater projects involving existing work or work that may be more illustrative than artistic deliberative or opinion-gathering projects creation of teaching materials projects that use the collections of the Wellcome Library and Wellcome Collection at the Science Museum.You can apply for funding at two levels: People Awards (up to and including £30 000) People Awards are for innovative and creative projects in the UK and/or the Republic of Ireland that engage the public with biomedical science and/or the history of medicine. They can fund small-to-medium-sized one-off projects or projects that pilot new ideas with an aim to scale up or become sustainable following the grant, or they can part-fund larger projects. Society Awards (above £30 000) Society Awards can fund the scaling-up of successfully piloted projects (whether funded through People Awards or through other means) or can fund projects that are more ambitious in scale and impact than is possible through a People Award. Society Award projects would normally expect to reach audiences with a wide geographical spread across the UK and/or Republic of Ireland. They can also part-fund larger projects.. This award is for pursuing research projects grant.
The research areas of this scholarship are: The award is for pursuing in biomedical science and its social contexts.
Who can apply to this scholarship? People Awards: The scheme is open to a wide range of people, including mediators and practitioners of science communication, science center/museum staff, artists, educators, health professionals and academics in bio science, social science, bioethics and history.
· Organizations might include: museums and other cultural attractions, arts agencies, production companies, schools, local education authorities, universities and colleges, youth clubs, community groups, research institutes, the NHS; and science centers.
· Partnership projects (between different people and organizations, e.g. scientists and ethicists, educators and artists) are welcomed. Applicants must be based in the UK or the Republic of Ireland, although other members of the project team can be based overseas. The proposal must be aiming to engage a UK and/or Republic of Ireland audience but the subject matter can be international.Society Awards: The scheme is open to a wide range of people including mediators and practitioners of science communication, science center/museum staff, artists, educators, health professionals, and academics in bioscience, social science, bioethics and history.
· Organizations might include: museums and other cultural attractions; arts agencies; production companies; schools; local education authorities; universities and colleges; youth clubs; community groups; research institutes; the NHS; and science centers.
· Partnership projects (between different people and organizations, e.g. scientists and ethicists, educators and artists) are welcomed. Applicants must be based in the UK or the Republic of Ireland, although other members of the project team can be based overseas. The proposal must be aiming to engage a UK and/or Republic of Ireland audience but the subject matter can be international.
Benefits of the scholarship: People Awards (up to and including £30 000)and Society Awards (above £30 000).
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: Society Awards The maximum period is 36 months. People Awards :Projects are funded for a maximum of three years.
Number of scholarships: Not Known

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