Join IMPETUS: Empowering Citizen Science Projects

Join IMPETUS: Empowering Citizen Science Projects 1024 342 Open and Universal Science (OPUS) Project

Are you passionate about citizen science? Do you have a project that aims to make a positive impact on society? If so, IMPETUS wants to hear from you! The IMPETUS 2nd Joint Open Call is now open, offering exciting opportunities for both new and existing citizen science initiatives.

What is IMPETUS?

IMPETUS is dedicated to fostering innovation and collaboration in citizen science. Through their Accelerator Programme and the European Union Prize for citizen science, they aim to support and recognize outstanding projects that engage communities, address societal challenges, and promote sustainable practices.

Accelerator Programme Opportunities

If you’re considering launching a new citizen science project or seeking support to sustain an existing one, the IMPETUS Accelerator Programme is for you. Successful applicants can receive:

  • Kickstarting grants: €20,000, mentoring, and training support for new projects.
  • Sustaining grants: €10,000, mentoring, and training support for ongoing projects.

This year’s Accelerator challenges focus on “Sustainable Lifestyles,” “Justice and Equity,” and “Citizen Science for and With Communities.” Your project should align with one or more of these themes.

Who Can Apply?

Individuals, organizations, and consortia from eligible countries can apply for funding. Whether you’re a researcher, a community group, or an organization in the public or private sector, IMPETUS welcomes your innovative ideas and contributions.

European Union Prize for Citizen Science

In addition to the Accelerator Programme, IMPETUS is offering the European Union Prize for citizen science. This prize recognizes exceptional initiatives with a €60,000 Grand Prize, along with awards for Diversity & Collaboration and Digital Communities.

Why Should You Apply?

IMPETUS values inclusivity and seeks projects that make a difference on local, national, or international levels. They’re particularly interested in initiatives that engage marginalized or disadvantaged groups and explore novel participatory roles for citizens and stakeholders.

Important Dates and Resources

  • Open Call Launch: January 10th, 2024
  • Prize Call Closes: March 11th, 2024
  • Accelerator Call Closes: March 14th, 2024

For more information, visit the IMPETUS website and access application forms, guides, and FAQs. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a vibrant community dedicated to advancing citizen science!

Join IMPETUS today and be a catalyst for positive change through citizen science.

Click here to access application forms and submission platform.

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Stay connected for updates on additional translations and further opportunities at IMPETUS website!

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