Funding for public events - our grant scheme

The 2021 grant scheme is now closed. The next round of the grant scheme will open for applications in January 2022

The Public Engagement Innovation Grant Scheme provides financial support for the delivery of pathology-related activities and events in the UK. Grants of up to £1,000 are available for individuals or organisations who wish to develop pathology-related public engagement activities or events.

The Innovation Grant Scheme aims to:

  • inspire innovative and creative pathology related public engagement projects and activities 
  • raise public awareness of, and engagement with, pathology, in particular with those who would not normally engage with the topic 
  • develop the science communication skills of pathologists and laboratory scientists 
  • stimulate discussion about pathology between pathologists and the public in order to motivate, inspire and enthuse both parties about the value of pathology and its role in prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

How to apply

The Public Engagement Innovation Grant Scheme 2021 is now closed.. All activities/projects funded by the 2021 scheme must be completed by 1 July 2022. Those interested in applying for the 2022 scheme are encouraged to look back at this webpage in January 2022. In the meantime, you can read about previously funded projects below. 


To be eligible, proposed events and activities should:

  • include the involvement of pathologists and/or laboratory scientists as a key part of the activity (although to apply, you do not have to be a College member yourself).
  • be pathology-based and explore underlying concepts and issues, rather than just providing information.

If you have a great idea but don’t work in pathology or medicine, get in touch and we will do our best to link you up with a pathologist to work with on your grant application.

Hear from one of our grant recipients..

The Public Engagement Innovation Grant Scheme has enabled our medical society to host the biggest National Pathology Week event ever organised in our region. Hundreds of medical student volunteers were involved. I truly recommend this scheme to anyone interested in public engagement, as it can really shape the local community and bridge the gap between students, healthcare professionals and the general public.

Bogdan Chiva Giurca Recipient of Public Engagement Innovation Grant

Need inspiration?

We have have given grants to diverse range of projects and events. Find out the kind of thing we have funded over the last couple of years.