Public Engagement Seed Fund

This page is a guide for the Public Engagement Seed Fund


What is the Seed Fund?

The Public Engagement Seed Fund is an exciting opportunity for University of Huddersfield researchers to apply for small grants to undertake innovative public engagement with research activities.

The fund supports projects based on ongoing research at the University to do one or more of the following:

    • partnership building,
    • piloting activities,
    • undertaking research (with the public),
    • presenting findings.

 The Panel are particularly interested in applications that;

    • Are from researchers who have not previously received funding for public engagement activity.
    • Involve working with a community or organisation who has not worked with the University, at least in the recent past.
    • Experiment with methods of engagement


Applicants can apply for grants up to £1,000


Who can apply?

Staff and some PGR researchers* are eligible to apply. The principal applicant must be a current member of University of Huddersfield research staff - supervisors should apply on behalf of a postgraduate research student. If you are on an honorary contract, your proposed activity must be related to University of Huddersfield research. The applicants’ contract must be longer than the period that the funding is required for.

 *The Fund is not open to undergraduate students or students on taught Masters courses.


More information

The full guidance is available for download by clicking on this link: Public Engagement Seed Fund guidance


If you have any questions please get in touch with Dave Smith, Public Engagement Manager at


How to apply

Applications are currently closed