Facts & Figures

Facts & Figures with an overview about participating institutions and people

Facts & Figures der geförderten Projekte der 1.-6. Ausschreibung

Hier finden Sie eine kurze zahlenmäßige Zusammenfassung der an den Projekten beteiligten Einrichtungen, Schulen und Personen sowie Informationen zum Förderbudget und der Aufteilung der Projekte nach Forschungsfeldern.

Hier finden Sie eine detaillierte, namentliche Auflistung sämtlicher nationaler sowie internationaler Einrichtungen und Schulen. Die Schulen sind nach Bundesland und Schultyp aufgelistet.

Hier finden Sie eine Liste sämtlicher bisher geförderter Forschungsprojekte gelistet nach Forschungsfeld und Ausschreibung.

How highly funded is the programme and how long will it run?

  • The programme’s strategic plan is set at 13 years (2007 to 2020).
  • Due to the big success the annual endowment of originally 3 million euros has been increased gradually. In the last call for applications 2016 a total of 39 projects (start of the projects: July 2017) were funded with 6.5 million euros.

How many cooperations are in place already?*

From the preparatory phase of the programme and the first six calls for application in the years 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016 a total of 299 projects (245 research projects and 54 school research projects) have resulted, 272 of which (218 research projects and 54 school research projects) have already been completed successfully. 

The duration of the longest-running projects will be until December 2019.

Sparkling Science
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Sparkling Science

Wie viele Kooperationen gibt es bereits? *

Aus der Vorbereitungsphase des Programms und den bisherigen sechs Ausschreibungen in den Jahren 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014 und 2016 sind insgesamt 299 Projekte (245 Forschungsprojekte und 54 Schulforschungsprojekte) hervorgegangen, wobei 272 Projekte (218 Forschungsprojekte und 54 Schulforschungsprojekte) bereits erfolgreich zu Ende geführt wurden.

Die Laufzeiten der längsten Projekte reichen bis Dezember 2019.

Can young people really collaborate on all research projects?

No. The precondition of productive collaboration and therefore the condition for the promotion of a project is that in all cases both sides must factually profit in terms of a win-win situation from the cooperation. The Sparkling Science programme only supports projects in which the participation of pupils creates a tangible gain of knowledge –e.g. in the form of special age-specific skills, advanced approaches to specific fields or additional time resources.

How comprehensive are the projects in the Sparkling Science programme?

The programme projects are of very different magnitudes depending on scientific complexity. The project scope ranges from large research projects with a volume up to 187,000 Euros to smaller and less complex school research projects, which were also promoted from 2007 until 2011. Large research projects are supported with up to 170.000,- euros which could be exceeded by 10 % by encouraging women/girls respectively by focusing on gender relevant aspects.

The best 30 of the school research projects were supported with research grants of up to 5,000 Euros. These school research projects, however, co-operated with “real” research projects, which were funded by other national and international research programmes outside the Sparkling Science programme.

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What could a future project concretely look like?

Migration researchers from the University of Vienna and the Academy of Sciences could for example develop a project on the theme of intercultural learning in school classes together with 23 schools from all the Vienna districts. Students of the schools involved would carry out and comparatively evaluate a variety of small social science case studies as part of project work and high school theses and under the guidance of scientists.

They could present the results of the evaluation to their own and to other schools; joint appearances at conferences and media work with the scientists would significantly support publicity of the research. The research results would be communicated via the teachers and parents of the young people involved to target groups who would be unreachable without cooperation with the schools. Experience has shown time and again: the media love to report on research activities in which young people are involved. In such projects science is presented as being comprehensible, clear and charming.

How can teachers be remunerated?

Wie können Lehrpersonen entlohnt werden?

As part of the Sparkling Science projects teachers can be remunerated using a work contract in case of extra time (weekends, evenings, holidays etc.), i.e. time which falls outside usual lesson times.

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* Status quo: November 2019