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

Funds for the current round will be awarded to successful projects in April 2020 and project research and development may begin from this time. However, any project activity delivery must take place after 1 May 2020. Projects must be completed by 31 July 2021.

To be eligible:

  • All projects must involve engineers in the development or delivery of projects and provide them with training, 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.

For more information please read our guidance notes and FAQs

Ingenious Guidance Notes (252.00 KB)