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Education and Public Engagement Research at CÚRAM

Current Research Opportunities

Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Career Development and Mobility Fellowships in Medical Device Research and Development

Full information and a guide on how to apply to the Fellowships can be found here-

Evaluating STEAM Approaches to Engaging Young Audiences

This research will evaluate the impact of CÚRAM’s STEAM projects which use an investigative and creative approach to increase students’ awareness of the relevance of science in their lives to identify ways this engagement model can be applied in other contexts to spark student interest in science. For information contact


Science Advocacy

This research will evaluate the impact of science advocacy activity carried out by CÚRAM FIs across life and health sciences in Ireland, leading to the development of a science advocacy learning programme for early stage researchers and the creation of networks between third level and policy stakeholders. For information contact


Science in Film and Scientific Literacy

This research will evaluate the impact of the Science on Screen programme, looking at the participation of contributors to both documentary films and short animations produced through the programme. The research will also develop an evaluation tool to measure impact on science literacy of audiences to both forms. For information contact


Science Exhibits as STEM Engagement Tools

This research will evaluate ‘SUPERHUMAN’, CÚRAM’s public exhibit at Galway City Museum. The research focus will examine the exhibit as a STEM engagement tool to help stakeholders engage with and understand the impact of medical device research. Stakeholders include; patients, medical device companies, teachers, students and community groups. For information contact


Design and Execution of Arts-based Public Engagement Events

Public engagement with research is key to enhancing its impact, and arts-based approaches using theatre, comedy, and even dance have been shown to communicate and drive engagement with technical topics. This project involves design and execution of arts-based public engagement events, and evaluation of impact on audiences and researcher participants using qualitative and quantitative methods. Applicants with backgrounds in either STEM fields or the social sciences are encouraged. For information contact