FWF Award for Science Communication
The FWF awards annually a 1st, a 2nd and five 3rd awards for science
communication. The awards go to outstanding concepts which have the goal
to communicate scientific contents from FWF promoted projects to important
target groups. Principal investigators and project collaborators are triggered
via this attractive incentive to identify measures which help to promote
the knowledge about scientific research, the occupation of scientists
and the methodological framework of basic research to a wider public;
on the basis of concrete examples scientific research is presented.
The "sensitisation of the public for the meaning of the scientific
research and its promotion, in particular by new forms of participative
communication" (FTFG, in § 4 Abs. 1 lit. d) is a clearly defined
legal order to the FWF; the FWF awards for science communications are
a concrete measure, which contributes to fulfill this legal order.
All details about the attractively endowed prices can be found in the
(in German). The price is a visible indication that the FWF would like
to be a stimulator for comparable activities.