"Sparkling Science" was a research programme of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF), coordinated by the OeAD, which offered pupils an insight into the world of science that is unique in Europe. 299 projects were funded from 2007 to 2019.  

With the new edition of the research funding programme "Sparkling Science 2.0", the OeAD, on behalf of the BMBWF, will again focus on funding high-quality research projects in which scientific institutions cooperate with educational institutions and, if possible, partners from business and society. The programme will start in autumn 2021. The 1st call for proposals is expected to start at the beginning of September 2021, the projects themselves can start with the school year 2022/23.

Online information event for submitters on
2nd September 2021

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Comprehensive information on projects and offers at the interface of science and school can be found on the website of the Young Science centre for cooperation between science and school www.youngscience.at

An overview of the research partner schools that were distinguished by the BMBWF can be found here.