CITIZEN SCIENCE AWARD
Since 2015 the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) supports selected Citizen Science projects in enthusing committed citizens to collaborate in research projects. The aim is to motivate citizens from ALL AGE GROUPS to get involved in research. In order to motivate citizens to take part in the competition the BMWFW is awarding prizes to the best citizen scientists. Besides that, the BMWFW supports the projects with different measures of Public Relations. The Citizen Scientists are awarded in a yearly ceremony.
In May and June 2017 Austrian pupils have the opportunity to take part in current research again. Find a review of the Awards 2015 and 2016 here.