With the new edition of the research funding programme "Sparkling Science 2.0", the OeAD, on behalf of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF), will focus on funding high-quality citizen science research projects in which scientific institutions cooperate with educational institutions and, if possible, partners from business and society.

Within the 1st tender, 34 outstanding Citizen Science projects will be funded with a total funding volume of 11.5 million euros. Some facts and figures on the funded projects, starting from September 2022, can be found here

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All participating facilities at a glance

The OeAD Center for Citizen Science provides information to researchers on tools, calls, events, etc., offers lectures and coordinates the Citizen Science Award competition.

With Young Science, the OeAD offers numerous initiatives for (extra-)school science education. Here teachers will find a collection of initiatives and materials to integrate science and research into the classroom.

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