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The European Geosciences Union (EGU) offers these public engagement grants to celebrate and recognise excellent science communication in the Earth, planetary and space sciences.

The EGU Public Engagement Grants are awarded to EGU members interested in developing an outreach project that aims to raise awareness of geosciences outside the scientific community.

The three applicants who are judged to have proposed the most innovative and effective project will be awarded a grant of €1500 to help further develop the idea and put it into practice.

Grant winners will also receive one free registration to attend the EGU General Assembly the year following the receipt of their grant, to present on their projects.

There are no restrictions on the format of the applicant’s project or proposed activity. If you have an idea for a comic, podcast, documentary, set of experiments, or some other form of effective science communication that you want to promote, you are welcome to apply.

Please note that, to apply for the grants, you need an active EGU membership and are encouraged to register to attend the forthcoming EGU General Assembly.

The grants are for a period of 12 months and are awarded in full in April/May each year. After six months the winners are expected to submit an interim report on their projects, which will be evaluated by the EGU Outreach Committee. At this stage, the winners can request further (non-financial) help from the EGU, such as assistance in liaising with scientists or in further advertising their products. Winners are expected to submit a final report, as well as a minimum of three high-resolution photos illustrating the project, at the end of the grant period.

Previously funded projects are available on the scheme's webpage.

Full details and application