Public Engagement Grants

Communication and public engagement is at the heart of CBMNet

For our network, public engagement involves dialogue, interaction and participation, drawing in researchers and non-academics. It is as much, or more, about listening to the views and values of others as it is about offering your view. Our public engagement includes public dialogue, two-way discussions around an area of research or an issue with the aim of informing research direction, policies or strategy. It also includes public attitude studies and consultation – extractive opinion gathering to help understand public views, values and attitudes around an area of research. Finally, our public engagement may take the form of collaborative partnerships where researchers and non-academics work together to develop a shared understanding and design and implement a research programme.

Take a look at the CBMNet talk given to the public during the Sheffield Festival of Science and Engineering 2015 – CBMNet Public Engagement Talk