British Ecological Society Outreach Grants

Grants of up to ?2,000 are available to promote ecological science to a wide audience. These grants are now open. Applications will close March 15th. The second round of funding will be open July 5th 2023 and will close September 13th

Ecology is defined as, ?“the scientific study of the distribution, abundance and dynamics of organisms, their interactions with other organisms and their physical environment”. Applications should promote and engage the public with the science of ecology.

Projects will be supported that:

  • Increase public understanding of, and engagement with, ecology
  • Stimulate discussion about ecology and its implications for society
  • Inspire and enthuse people of all ages about the science of ecology, especially those not previously interested
  • Expand skills in communicating the science of ecology

Awards are open to individuals and organisations to organise ecological public engagement events. This includes, but is not limited to, members, researchers, schools, museums, libraries and community groups.

Your proposal must be aimed at a non-academic audience and all projects must provide a clear demonstration of direct interaction with them. Applications from museums and schools are welcome, but projects must involve significant outreach beyond schools.

For full details including how to register to apply, see