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ACTION looking for Ongoing Citizen Science Projects: Apply Now

ACTION looking for Ongoing Citizen Science Projects: Apply Now


The ACTION is looking for ongoing citizen science projects related to any form of pollution in Europe and worldwide, that are primarily carried out online.

1000 new grants and donors
This call is for:

ongoing citizen science projects looking for support, financial and otherwise, to grow and become sustainable;
communities interested in co-designing research into pollution in any relevant discipline, from biodiversity and environmental sciences to astronomy and the humanities;
organizations in the public, private and third sectors exploring the use of citizen science in their work.
ACTION will provide funding for a six-month pilot, alongside dedicated acceleration activities, resources, and tools to set up and run the pilot. In a series of workshops, you will have the chance to co-design and try out the tools and work together with the ACTION team to tailor the support you need to achieve your goals. You will have access to a community of like-minded initiatives, tackling similar challenges, and contributing to common aims.

Funding Information

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Successful applicants will receive €20,000 to help deliver a six-month pilot with the help of the ACTION team.
The funding can be spent on salaries, equipment, consumables, travel, subcontracting to other entities, and indirect expenditure.
In addition, ACTION will offer a set of services, tailored to the needs of each citizen science project, including:

Intensive training at the start of the accelerator on project design, citizen engagement, data management and preservation, impact assessment, and sustainability;
Online mentoring during the pilot and beyond;
Tools and infrastructure to host projects and their data according to the state of the art IT practices in your discipline;
Tools and methods to facilitate participatory data collection and analysis;
Bespoke consultancy on a diverse set of citizen science challenges, including data quality, data preservation, GDPR, research ethics, motivating participation, citizen empowerment, EDI (equality, diversity, inclusion), public engagement, and impact;
Promotion via news on the ACTION website and on social media, as well as presentation opportunities at the ACTION conference and other related events;
Peer learning and networking facilitated through workshops and online tools.
Eligibility Criteria

Any legal entities and consortia established in a country or territory eligible to receive Horizon 2020 grants.
Every entity is allowed to participate in one application, either on its own or as part of a consortium.
For more information, visit https://actionproject.eu/apply-2020/

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