Announcement of New Call for the Top Citizen Science Funding Initiative
- 2019-04-01 / 00:01 CET
After three successful calls, the FWF would like to once again issue a call for the Top Citizen Science (TCS) funding initiative in 2019. The programme is addressed to FWF principal investigators whose projects are scheduled to end on November 30, 2019 or later.
As part of the TCS call, expansion projects (up to a maximum of €50,000 including general project costs) can be submitted for ongoing FWF projects. The funding is intended to support project expansions in accordance with the aims of citizen science, meaning they should actively involve citizens as well as people with specialised expertise (“knowledge communities”) in ongoing research projects and thus expand the opportunities for exceptional research.
The procedure of the call will be slightly different this year. The changes concern the scope of the applications as well as the selection process. Two written reviews will be obtained for each application received and then the FWF Board shall make its decision, most likely in October.
Starting in April, more detailed information on the aims of the programme and the submission process will be available on the FWF website at https://www.fwf.ac.at/en/research-funding/fwf-programmes/top-citizen-science-funding-initiative/.
For further questions or information, please do not hesitate to contact the FWF Office (Gerit Oberraufner, gerit.oberraufner(at)fwf.ac.at).
If you would like to get an idea of the variety of possibilities for TCS projects, please click on this link: funded TCS projects
There is also the possibility to inform yourself about this approach in the workshop "How can I integrate Citizen Science into my research". See https://www.citizen-science.at/news/item/429-ern-pre-workshop-wie-kann-ich-citizen-science-in-meine-forschung-integrieren
The FWF hopes that this initiative can open new and attractive perspectives for research projects, and it looks forward to receiving many interesting applications.