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This scheme supports projects that engage the public with planetary science. Grants are worth between €1,000 and €5,000.

Europlanet (an society promotes the advancement of European planetary science and related fields) invites applications for its public engagement funding scheme. This supports projects that engage the public with planetary science. The aim is to encourage new ways of sharing planetary science with different kinds of audiences across Europe and beyond to create socially impactful initiatives that combine research, learning, innovation and social development. The scheme is designed as a testbed, providing seed-funding for pilot studies that can be complemented with additional funding during the project implementation.

Anyone that wants to run an outreach activity in a country that is participating in the Europlanet research infrastructure or society, or in a member state of the EU may apply. Individuals must team up with an organisations with audited accounts.

The judging panel is therefore looking to support outreach and education projects that:

  • Include direct interaction between planetary science researchers and engineers and different stakeholder groups (e.g. educators, communicators, policy makers, local communities or entrepreneurs). 
  • Widen participation in planetary science by under-represented groups.
  • Promote equality, diversity, inclusiveness and accessibility.
  • Promote innovation in tools or resources for communication and/or education.
  • Build links with additional partners, networks and fields of study
  • Demonstrate sustainability and potential legacy.
  • Connect to Goals and Targets for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
  • Show a potential scalability for wide European and/or international participation.
  • Demonstrate that the project team has the appropriate range of skills to carry out the project successfully. Plans should be realistic and clearly linked to the desired objectives.

Grants are worth between €1,000 and €5,000.

You'll find case studies of previously funded projects on their website.

Deadline is 18 August 2021.

Full details and applications