All applications will be judged on the following criteria and should clearly demonstrate:
- that the project has a significant aspect which is related to the chemical sciences
- that the project has a clearly identified target audience
- that the intended impact on the audience has been defined
- that evaluation plans are built into the project
Applications for schools engagement activities should demonstrate how the proposed activities will:
- enrich student's chemistry education and not solely deliver the curriculum
- provide students with opportunities to explore chemistry through local contexts, AND/OR
- demonstrate career opportunities and develop employability skills, AND/OR
- provide opportunities which would not normally be accessible to the students taking part, e.g for hard-to-reach student audiences.
Applications for public engagement activities should demonstrate how the proposed activities will:
- increase chemists' visibility as approachable people AND/OR
- increase the publics' confidence in discussing chemistry AND/OR
- demonstrate the relevance of chemistry to everyday interests and concerns.
In addition, all projects involving member and volunteer engagement activities in order to deliver the schools or public engagement activities above, should also:
- provide members with new opportunties to directly interact with the public
- allow members to communicate chemistry, and their roles within chemistry, with passion.