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Regional Grant Scheme

The RSB offers a number of grants to help members of RSB who are looking to run outreach and engagement events

Our Outreach and Engagement Grant Scheme is now closed and will reopen from 4th June - 1st July 2024. 

We look to fund a wide range of public engagement and outreach events and activities. We are keen to support people who are experienced in event delivery, people hoping to organise their first event, and everyone in between. Please read our new Outreach and Engagement Quality Control Roadmap for ideas and inspiration.

We have small grants up to £200, grants between £201 - £500 and now a new grant of up to £1,000 available. Our grant scheme is open to members of the Royal Society of Biology who are members as Associate (AMRSB), Member (MRSB) or Fellowship (FRSB). Members applying for a grant will be responsible for the delivery of their activity or event if they are awarded a grant. However members may also wish to collaborate together with additional members or biologists they work with on their activity or event to assist each other in their outreach activity.

RSB Outreach and Engagement Grant Scheme information

RSB Outreach and Engagement Quality Control Roadmap (June 2023)
RSB Outreach and Engagement Grant Scheme guidance notes 2023
RSB Outreach and Engagement Grant Scheme assessment criteria 2023
RSB Outreach Grant Scheme Terms and Conditions 2023

Big Biology Day

Big Biology Days are a one-day science festival, bringing together a variety of biological organisations under one roof to celebrate the life sciences by engaging the general public with an array of hands-on activities, displays and talks.

During our anniversary year, we offered 10 grants of up to £500 to run your own Big Biology Day .

Usually held in a local school during a weekend or school holiday, Big Biology Days transform school halls and corridors into festival stands with hands on activities, games, crafts, talks, and other fun and engaging activities that highlight and get people talking about science.

If you wish to run a Big Biology Day please apply for funding via the above outreach and engagement grant scheme.


You can get in touch with the outreach team at

The Royal Society of Biology is continually looking to increase our reach and presence. By directly supporting our members in the delivery of locally-focused events, we can help promote biology further afield and engage new audiences with varied and diverse biological topics.

Visit our regional activity pages to find about other events happening in your area.