Impetus – open calls for 1st EU prize for citizen science & accelerator programme

The IMPETUS project has launched two open calls for citizen science initiatives that are now open for applications.

The IMPETUS project aims to boost recognition of citizen science and comprises an innovative funding scheme for citizen science initiatives in the European Research Area. To do so, the IMPETUS project will notably award the 1st EU Prize for Citizen Science. The prize consists of three categories: a Grand Prize, a Diversity and Collaboration Award, and a Digital Communities Award. The jury will also select 27 initiatives for Honorary Mentions among the applicants.

In parallel, the IMPETUS project has also launched an open call to provide funding to kick-start and sustain citizen science initiatives related to two EU Missions: Healthy Planet and Cities for Life. The selected initiatives will also receive mentoring and training as part of the Accelerator Programme. Applications for both calls are open until 13 March 2023. Projects that are receiving or have previously received EU funding are eligible to apply. Please refer to the specific eligibility and admissibility criteria for further details.

Should you have any specific questions, the IMPETUS project is organising a webinar on 14 February 2023 to present the open calls, for which you can register here.