Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation.
Read more about the Horizon Europe programme here.
One prize of a value or EUR 10,000 will be awarded for activities putting the spotlight on a research topic, by disseminating its content, promoting discussion, and/or inspiring potential future researchers.
Public outreach initiatives can consist of diverse activities, such as art and science projects, educational programmes, exhibitions, and can include diverse audiences and venues such as students, schools, museums or science festivals.
In view of its activity of supporting new ways of working in the scientific world, with particular attention to the open science approach, the ERC wishes to encourage outstanding science communicators among its Principal Investigators. The Public Engagement with Research Award is established to recognise those who successfully engage audiences outside their domain with ERC-funded research.
Public engagement is defined for the purposes of this prize as the involvement of the public in the design, conduct or dissemination of activities funded by the ERC. Engagement is a two-way process, involving interaction and mutual understanding for mutual benefit.
All Principal Investigators in an ERC frontier research project, that is either ongoing or has ended on or after 31/12/2019, are eligible to apply. In case of ongoing ERC frontier research projects, only activities completed by the submission deadline can be included in the application. Each Principal Investigator may submit only one application per ERC project under the 2022 work programme.
Eligible activities: All applications must refer to public engagement activities for an ERC-funded project, regardless of the sources of funding for the public engagement activities themselves.
One prize of a value of EUR 10 000 will be awarded under this topic.