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Ingenious Awards open for applications

Ingenious Awards open for applications

Published: 21/09/2016

The latest round of Royal Academy of Engineering Ingenious Awards is open and the closing date for applications is 4pm on Monday 17th October

Ingenious is an awards scheme for projects that engage the public with engineers and engineering. The scheme looks for imaginative ideas that help engineers to communicate their expertise and passion to a wider audience. Applicants could be an engineer interested in running their own project, or a science and engineering communicator keen to explore ways to provide public engagement training and opportunities. Funding is available from £3,000 to £30,000 for individuals or organisations.

Ingenious has funded over 189 projects to date, providing opportunities for over 2,000 engineers to take part in public engagement activities, to gain skills in communication and to bring engineering to the very centre of society.

The Ingenious Awards programme aims to:

  • Inspire creative public engagement with engineering
  • Stimulate engineers to share their stories, passion and expertise in innovative ways with wider audiences
  • Develop engineers’ communication and engagement skills
  • Create debate between engineers and people of all ages to raise awareness of the diversity, nature and impact of engineering

For more information about the Ingenious Awards and how to apply please visit