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
Ingenious has funded over
120 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
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
The Ingenious grants programme aims to:
inspire creative public engagement with engineering projects
to share their stories, passion and expertise in
innovative ways with wider audiences
communication and engagement skills
between engineers and people of all ages to
raise awareness of the diversity, nature and
impact of engineering.
How to Apply
Ingenious is currently closed
for applications. Funding decisions on the current
round will be made by the Ingenious Panel at the
start of March 2014.
The next round of Ingenious
will open in late summer 2014. For further
information on the scheme please click the relevant
Grants: Open to all applicants with creative ideas
for engineering engagement.
The Ingenious Booster
Grant scheme is currently under review.
Assistant Manager, Public Engagement
020 7766 0683
Ingenious is supported
by the Department for Business, Innovation and