New Call for proposals

Call for Applications: TOP CITIZEN SCIENCE

From December 15th, 2015 until February 29th, 2016 ongoing Sparkling Science projects are invited to submit extension projects which provide for the participation of citizens to gain additional scientific findings within the new financial support initiative “TOP CITIZEN SCIENCE”, which is supported by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) and the OeAD.

The purpose of the funding initiative is to promote the involvement of citizens in research projects. In this initiative, citizens should be encouraged to contribute to generating research results and insights on the basis of their expertise, curiosity and willingness to participate – without sacrificing the excellence of the research

On this page and on the pages of the FWF, the BMWFW and the Centre for Citizen Science you find the collected application documents. 

6th call for proposals schedule 2016

Im Rahmen des Forschungsprogramms haben sechs Ausschreibungen stattgefunden. Dabei konnten 299 Projekte mit insgesamt 34,7 Mio. Euro gefördert werden.

Eligibility criteria can be found here.

Research partner schools

If you are still looking for a suitable partner school for submitting a Sparkling Science project, the Young Science team will be pleased to help you.

Young Science research partner schools 2012
Research partner schools that have already worked together successfully with scientific institutions and have been awarded the Young Science quality label for research partner schools by the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy in 2012 can be found here.

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Past Calls for proposals

5th call for proposals schedule 2013

Zeitplan der 6. Ausschreibung 2016

Start der Ausschreibung 24. Oktober 2013, 12:00 Uhr
Einreichung von Anträgen Montag, 2. Dezember 2013,
12:00 Uhr
Ende der Einreichfrist Freitag, 31. Jänner 2014, 12:00 Uhr (digitale Einreichung)
Bekanntgabe der Förderentscheidung bis voraussichtlich Ende
August 2014
Frühest möglicher Projektstart Oktober 2014
Start der Einreichfrist 2. Dezember 2013
Ende der Einreichfrist 31. Jänner 2014
Start der Projekte ab Oktober 2014

4th call for proposals schedule 2012

Start der 4. Ausschreibung 5. Dezember 2011
Ende der Einreichfrist 3. Februar 2012
Start der Projekte ab September 2012

3rd call for proposals schedule 2010

Start der Ausschreibung 1. Februar 2010
Ende der Einreichfrist 6. April 2010
Start der Projekte ab Oktober 2010

2nd call for proposals schedule 2009

Start der Ausschreibung 30. April 2009
Ende der Einreichfrist 2. Juni 2009
Start der Projekte ab September 2009

1st call for proposals schedule 2007/2008

1. Phase: Skizzen

Start der Ausschreibung 10. Dezember 2007
Ende der Einreichfrist 15. Februar 2008
Bekanntgabe der Förderentscheidung bis 4. April 2008

2. Phase: Vollanträge

Einreichphase für Vollanträge 4. April bis 7. Mai 2008
Start der Projekte ab Oktober 2008

Application documents

Application documents 5th call