The Wellcome Trust: A Foundation's Approach to Science Communication Funding

Sunday, 15 February 2015: 1:30 PM-4:30 PM
Room 220C (San Jose Convention Center)
Clare Matterson, Wellcome Trust, London, United Kingdom
When the Wellcome Trust funds scientists to do research, it also provides funding support to scientists to engage and communicate with public audiences. This talk will explore the Wellcome Trustís funding approach, including how much it invests in science engagement compared to science research, why the investment in science engagement is made, and how the return on this investment is measured.