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 was the programme and how long did it run?

  • The programme’s strategic plan was 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 were funded with 6.5 million euros.

How many cooperations were in place? 

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.

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

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Sparkling Science

Wie viele Kooperationen gab es? 

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, die alle erfolgreich zu Ende geführt wurden.

Could young people really collaborate on all research projects?

No. The precondition of productive collaboration and therefore the condition for the promotion of a project was that in all cases both sides must factually profit in terms of a win-win situation from the cooperation. The Sparkling Science programme only supported projects in which the participation of pupils created 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 were the projects in the Sparkling Science programme?

The programme projects were of very different magnitudes depending on scientific complexity. The project scope ranged 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 were 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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How can teachers be remunerated?

Wie konnten Lehrpersonen entlohnt werden?

As part of the Sparkling Science projects teachers  becould 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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