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Ingenious is a grant scheme for creative public engagement with engineering projects.

If you have an imaginative idea that helps engineers to communicate their expertise and passion for engineering to a wider audience – we want to hear from you. You could be an engineer interested in running your own project, or a science and engineering communicator keen to explore ways to provide public engagement training and opportunities.

Ingenious has funded over 140 projects to date, providing opportunities for over 2,000 engineers to take part in thought-provoking activities, to gain skills in communication and to bring engineering to the very centre of society.

Find out more about our work in engineering engagement on our blog. You can also read about previous projects in the case studies and hear what grant holders and engineers have to say about their Ingenious experience in four mini-films.

We welcome proposals from engineers and engineering organisations and institutions, universities, science and engineering communicators, public engagement specialists, colleges and schools.

“Ingenious offers focus and helped us deliver against what we’re trying to achieve” – Ingenious Grant holder

Our Aims

The Ingenious grants programme aims to:

  • inspire creative public engagement with engineering projects

  • stimulate engineers to share their stories, passion and expertise in innovative ways with wider audiences

  • develop engineers’ communication and engagement skills

  • create debate between engineers and people of all ages to raise awareness of the diversity, nature and impact of engineering.

How to Apply

We are currently accepting applications for projects starting in May 2015.

For further information on the scheme please click the relevant link below.

Ingenious Grants: Open to all applicants with creative ideas for engineering engagement.

The Ingenious Booster Grant scheme is currently under review.

Contact Details

Manisha Lalloo
Manager, Public Engagement
020 7766 0683

Ingenious is supported by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, BIS.


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