Ingenious awards are available for projects that aim to provide engineers with practical experience of public engagement activities and include creative activities that enable the engineers to engage target audiences. 

Funds for the next round will be awarded to successful projects in April 2018 and project research and development may begin from this time. However, any project activity delivery must take place after 1 May 2018. Projects must be completed by 31 July 2019.

To be eligible:

  • All projects must involve engineers in the development or delivery of projects, enabling them to gain skills, knowledge and experience in public engagement.
  • Applicants must be employed and based in the UK. Joint/partnership applications between engineers and organisations that specialise in communication/engagement with the public are welcomed.
  • The engineers involved in the project must be based in and studying or employed in the UK. They must be graduate level or equivalent and above (including those at senior level) and can be from academia, industry or the public sector. Engineers may also be apprentices and technicians. Applications that only engage undergraduate engineers are ineligible for Ingenious.
  • Any applications that are incomplete or do not adhere to the guidelines may be rejected.

The Academy is committed to diversity and inclusion. We prioritise projects that reach diverse and underrepresented audiences including communities in the top 25% most deprived neighbourhoods in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and that engage with engineers and publics of different genders, ages and ethnic backgrounds.