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Sources of Funding for Einstein Year 2005 Events

Several physics-based organisations have grant schemes that could help to finance your Einstein Year event. For more information about individual schemes, please contact the relevant organisation directly.

Institute of Physics - Einstein Year Grant Scheme
Grant scheme to support physics-based outreach activities during 2005.

The Einstein Year grant scheme is now closed.  To register your interest in receiving information on any possible future grant schemes to support physics-based outreach activities please send an email to

School Grants Scheme
Applications are now closed for the 2005 Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC) and the Institute of Physics small grants scheme (up to £400) designed specifically for schools and colleges.

Please visit the School Grants Site or contact the IoP's Education Department by emailing or calling 020 7470 4800 for details of 2006 funding.

PPARC - Small Awards 2005
Provides funding for communications and outreach projects covering any area of PPARC science and technology. Partnerships between researchers and communications professionals, educationalists or local museums/science centres are encouraged, as are projects involving public discussions and debates. Awards are for between £500 and £15,000.

The next closing date will be in OCTOBER 2005. Full details and application materials at or contact, Tel 01793 442098.

PPARC - Large Awards 2005
A major awards scheme that offers grants of up to £100,000.  The scheme also awards development grants of typically around £20-£30,000.  Anyone can apply but project teams must have strong links with PPARC's scientific research community; partnerships between scientific and other (eg educational) organisations are also encouraged.  

The next closing date is 5 NOVEMBER 2005. Full details and application materials at or contact, Tel 01793 442098.

Royal Society of Chemistry - Public Activities Small Grants Scheme
Aimed at events targeting the public. The maximum amount awarded is £250.

Full details and application forms available at

EPSRC - Partnerships for Public Awareness (PPA) awards scheme
Open to EPSRC grant holders and fellows only, the PPA awards are intended to support high quality public awareness projects.

Full details are available at

Royal Society - Partnership Grants
Grants are available for teachers and scientists or engineers to work together on exciting investigations for 5-16 year olds. The maximum amount awarded is £2,500.

Full details are available at