A photograph of Stephen FryThe Stephen Fry Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement with Research recognise the work of our outstanding staff and students in sharing the University's research with a wider audience.

This year's nomination process closed at 1pm on 1st December 2017. We received nominations from our staff and students in two award categories. The recipients receive a personalised trophy and £1500 prize money to use towards their future public engagement activities.

The University of Dundee presents the Stephen Fry Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement with Research each January during our Discovery Days event.

Information on previous winners of the Stephen Fry Awards can be found here.

Two Award Categories

To recognise the different approaches to engaging the public with research, the University has awards and commends in each of the following categories.

• The Public Engagement Project of the Year is awarded to a team of up to six persons who have led a project that has made outstanding contributions to public engagement with research.

• The Engaged Researcher of the Year is awarded to an individual who has shown excellence in engaging the public with the University’s research.

Forms and Guidance

Use the following links to download a copy of the Public-Engagement-Project-Application-Form-2018 or the Stephen-Fry-Engaged-Research-Application-Form-2018.

The Stephen-Fry-Public-Engagement-Awards-Guidance-Notes-2018 document can be viewed here.

Applicants were able to self-nominate or nominate staff and students at the University of Dundee.

Selection Panel

Members of the 2018 Stephen Fry Awards selection panel are leaders in local cultural, learning and engagement organisations.

Prof Jan Clarkson - School of Dentistry, University of Dundee;

Billy Gartley - Head of Cultural Services, Leisure and Culture Dundee;

Chloe Goodall - Children's University Manager - Dundee and Fife;

Rebecca Erskine - Exhibition and Community Engagement Manager, Dundee Science Centre

Prof John Rowan - University of Dundee;

Dr Jon Urch (Chair) - External Relations, University of Dundee.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments about the Stephen Fry Awards please contact Dr Jon Urch at revealingresearch@dundee.ac.uk or phone 01382 386669.