The OAD is mandated to use astronomy to drive positive developmental change. It is tasked with initiating, supporting, and funding programs that use astronomy as a tool to tackle developmental challenges.
Every year, the OAD coordinates a global call for proposals for projects that aim to use astronomy to promote sustainable development. Since 2013, the office has disbursed IAU grants totalling 851,959 Euros to over 150 projects around the world. The next call for proposals will be announced in April 2022.
Engagement encompasses many approaches with diverse people in different settings – from schools and laboratories to museums and gardens. We are interested in funding projects and organisations that work with different audiences including youth, families, young carers, older adults or school groups. We are particularly interested in funding work with under-served and under-represented audiences including people with disabilities and people facing social, economic and educational disadvantages.
Through the Fund we aim to support projects or programmes that:
-Develop science communication skills of chemists - building capacity and opportunities for chemists and chemical scientists to engage with schools and public audiences
-Engage with school students - inspiring and raising aspirations of student audiences to nurture a future generation passionate about the chemical sciences
-Engage with public audiences - involving a wide range of people in relevant contemporary issues in the chemical sciences
-Provide under-represented audiences, communities and places with inspiring chemistry engagement opportunities, delivered or coordinated by skilled people
The Ogden Trust
The Trust awards a small number of grants (of up to £5,000) to schools, colleges and other organisations who wish to carry out projects or activities that support the teaching and learning of physics.
The Biochemical Society’s Diversity in Science Grants scheme provides grants of up to £500 to individuals, groups, charities or not-for-profit organisations.
Help create and support a representative scientific community with our Diversity in Science Grants.
These grants are available to any individual or group with a project that will support and address issues relating to inclusion and diversity in science. You do not need to be a member of the Society to apply and you don’t need to be based in the UK; these grants are open to applicants from any country.