Further funding schemes

Further funding schemes

Here you will find a selection of international calls on citizen science. Some of them support entire citizen science projects, while others support only partial aspects such as networking activities.

Calls by the European Commission

As part of Science with and for Society, the European Union publishes numerous calls on citizen science with the aim of tackling societal challenges while involving the population. Corresponding calls can be found in the work programme 2018-2019 (Draft) under the section "Exploring and supporting citizen science" (p. 34).

COST - an intergovernmental initiative for European cooperation in the field of scientific and technical research - supports the creation of pan-European networks on defined topics over a period of four years and promotes networking activities such as working groups, conferences, workshops, short travel expenses and joint publications. Citizen science examples of COST projects are Mapping and the citizen sensor and Citizen Science to promote creativity, scientific literacy, and innovation throughout Europe.

Further international funding

In 2016, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMB) issued the first specific call for proposals to fund research projects in which citizens are significantly involved. In Australia, Citizen Science Grants have been in existence for quite some time as part of Inspiring Australia - Science Engagement Programme. In America, the Earthwatch Institute supports citizen science projects. For more funding opportunities, see the Citizen Science Center's list of funding opportunities.

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