NCCPE Engage competition 2016

Are you involved in public engagement with research? Have you worked on a brilliant project that you want to share? The NCCPE Engage Competition is back for 2016 and open for applications.

The National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) is running this competition to find and celebrate high quality public engagement with research projects.

NCCPE defines public engagement with research as “the myriad of ways in which the activity and benefits of research can be shared with the public”. Engagement is by definition a two-way process, involving interaction and listening, with the goal of generating mutual benefit.

Across the UK researchers are engaging the public in lots of different ways and for lots of different reasons. NCCPE wants to recognise and reward high quality examples of public engagement in practice, and they want you to get involved. NCCPE is interested in applications covering projects from all disciplines, of any size, length and cost. Whether you are new to public engagement, or have been engaging with the public for years NCCPE is keen to hear from you.

Find out more about past NCCPE Engage Competition entries on their website.

Competition Categories

There are six competition categories, and the winner of each category will receive a prize of £1,500 to go towards further public engagement work. The winners and runners-up from each category will be celebrated at an awards ceremony as part of Engage 2016, the NCCPE’s annual conference, held in November 2016.

The categories are:

  1. Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  2. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
  3. Health and Wellbeing
  4. Engaging With Young People
  5. Working In Partnership
  6. Individually Led Projects

Competition entrants will select a first preference category, and then have the option to select an additional second preference category. Only one application per project will be accepted.


If you would like to contact NCCPE or have any questions, please email

The closing date for entries is Monday 18th July 2016 at 12 noon.


For more information about the competition please visit the NCCPE website.