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Funding call: Pathways for sustainability

We are pleased to share details of a funding opportunity from Future Earth.

The Pathways Communication Grants Program seeks to ensure that scientific contributions supporting the development of pathways for sustainability reach relevant audiences beyond the scientific community.

To promote wider uptake and understanding of pathways for sustainability, the grant supports the dissemination of scientific research findings via innovative dissemination formats and practices.

For more information about the award, eligibility criteria, and the scope of proposals, please click here.

Deadline for proposals: October 31st, 2022.



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Pandemics in Ceramics – now on display at The Collection!

As part of PEARL’s activity for Being Human 2021, people across Lincolnshire commemorated their experience of COVID-19 by designing ceramic tiles in the style of those adorning church floors during the Black Death.

 The beautiful finished products are now on display in The Collection!

Visit The Collection this summer to catch a glimpse of this culturally valuable work of commemoration done by members of the public, in collaboration with the University of Lincoln and Greenfield Pottery.

The tiles will be displayed in The Collection until October.



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PEARL Conference 2022: Register now!

The PEARL team are delighted to invite staff, students and guests to the 5th annual PEARL Conference, taking place in person on Thursday 30th June 2022, 1pm-5pm in Stephen Langton Lecture Theatre.

Join us in a celebration and showcase of the wonderful variety of engaged research activities taking place at Lincoln. It’s a great opportunity to get a flavour of the work being carried out by our talented UoL staff and students, make new connections and find inspiration. 

Register now! See our main conference page for more information, and the full conference programme. We look forward to seeing you there!

Nominations Open: Excellence in Public Engagement with Research Awards

The Excellence in Public Engagement with Research Awards 2022 are part of the University of Lincoln’s annual Research Excellence Awards.

The awards recognise staff and students who have made outstanding contributions to engaging people and communities beyond the university in new knowledge, invention and discovery.

Anyone at the University can be nominated, whether they are individual members of staff, individual students or a team. All nominations are assessed by a panel of public engagement experts. Anyone can nominate a member of staff, a student or team for an award. 

Deadline for nominations: Wednesday 16th June 2022 

For more information about the awards, eligibility criteria, how to nominate, and to access the nomination form, CLICK HERE.

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Free Open History Talk – Gareth Jones & Ukraine | Supporting Ukraine DEC Appeal

FREE EVENT| Weds 27th April 2022 | 6pm-7:30pm

Join us for an open history talk, led by archaeologist Naomi Field (editor of Gareth Jones’ biography More Than a Grain of Truth) and political scientist Dr Edwin Bacon (University of Lincoln School of Social and Political Science).

Discover the story of how a Welsh journalist exposed Stalin’s genocidal Ukrainian famine in 1930’s Europe. 

Reserve your place now. Full details and tickets availble HERE.

Being Human 2022: Call for activity proposals

The PEARL Team is seeking proposals for public engagement with research activities to be delivered as part of the Being Human festival 2022. Proposals are welcome from all staff and postgraduate students. 

Deadline for proposals: 5pm, Monday 25 April 2022.

Click here for more information. If you’d like to submit a proposal, or contact us to discuss it further, please email

Apply now! Activity Grants 2022

Applications are now open for the 2022 PEARL Activity Grants scheme! 

The scheme offers funding of up to £1,000 to University of Lincoln staff and postgraduate students to support the development and delivery of public engagement with research activity.

We are looking to fund creative proposals that will utilise fun and interactive methods to deliver high quality engagement between researchers and the public. 

Deadline for submissions: 11:59pm, Sunday 20th March, 2022.

For more information and how to apply, click here.

Submit your articles NOW for Discover Issue 4

The call for contributions to this year’s annual review of public engagement with research activity is now open! We are keen to receive contributions from across the university, representing a broad range of projects and activity from all Colleges and subject areas.

For full details and to submit your article to Discover: Issue 4, CLICK HERE.

Submission deadline is 5pm, Wednesday 19th January 2022.

BOOK NOW! Being Human 21 events go live!

The Being Human festival is coming to Lincoln 11th-20th November! 

Check out all of this years FREE events over on the Being Human Lincoln Hub page.

Lincoln’s programme of events will aim to reconnect and refresh the ways in which local people think about culture and heritage across Lincolnshire. Residents are invited to discover some of the voices, stories and histories of the region through events including tile making workshops inspired by medieval archaeological excavations, a pop-up museum celebrating and commemorating British-Caribbean history, and much, much more!