Engage Researchers' Academy 2018-19 Application Form

A new initiative from the NCCPE, the Engage Researchers' Academy is a year long professional development programme for researchers with a passion for public engagement. The programme creates a challenging but supportive environment for delegates to reflect upon what it means to be an engaged researcher, and to explore the quality and value of engagement. It aims to equip participants with understanding, skills and practical experience to enhance the impact of their engagement and to become leaders in engaged research.



(Early bird places available for £795)

NB participants will need to cover their own travel and accommodation.


We offer a limited number of bursaries, funded by RCUK, to support attendance at the NCCPE Engage Researchers' Academy 2018/19. If you would like to apply for a bursary please indicate how much you wish to apply for below.

Apply now

To apply please complete the form below by 14th April 2018. Applicants applying for a bursary are not required to make a payment up front, but will be sent further details once their bursary application has been assessed. All other applicants will be sent a link to the University of Bristol payment page to complete your booking. It is also possible to pay via purchase order and invoice. If you wish to do so, please indicate below. 

Personal information

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As part of the Engage Researchers' Academy we will be offering a range of Masterclasses. These will be one-day or half day events that provide indepth, high-level training on a range of topics related to engagement. They are a chance to hone your skills, hear from the experts, pick up the latest evidence-based techniques and tools, and discuss and debate the issues related to a particular area of engagement.

We want to ensure that we're offering the kinds of Masterclasses that you want, so please indicate all of the below subject areas that would be of interest for you. If there's anything else you think we should be offering, please choose other, and provide further information. 

Please note, the programme of Masterclasses will be finalised on the basis of the feedback provided below, but you will have an opporunity to make your final choices at a later date.

If there are other masterclass topics that you think we should offer as part of the Engage Researchers' Academy, please indicate other and provide further details.

Institutional/organisational support

Applicants are required to have the support of their head of department (or equivalent) and their engagement lead.

Your requirements

Data protection

We may occassionally film or photograph sessions at the Engage Researchers' Academy. We use these recordings and photographs for evaluation purposes and to market the Academy to other participants on our website and social media channels. The photographs or films are securely stored on University servers. Please indicate whether you consent to being filmed or photographed in this context.

RCUK bursaries

RCUK are offering a limited number of bursaries to support attendance at the Engage Researchers Academy. Please indicate if you would like to receive a bursary, and detail your reasons below. 

Payment method

Please indicate how you wish to pay for the Academy fees. You will be sent a link to payment (purchase card) or further details (purchase order and invoice) on the basis of your choice.