New competition for ERC Public Engagement with Research Award launched
Commissioner Carlos Moedas and ERC President Jean-Pierre Bourguignon have launched today the first competition for ERC Public Engagement with Research Award. The purpose of the award is to recognise ERC grantees who make the effort to engage with audiences beyond the scientific community and do so in effective and original ways. The award has three categories: public outreach, press and media relations, and online and social media. The winners will be announced at the award ceremony, which is planned to take place at the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) in Trieste , Italy, in July 2020.
The competition for the award opens on 24 September 2019 and the deadline for submissions is 10 January 2020 at 17.00 CET. The winners will be selected by a jury of renown researchers, science communicators, science journalists and science policy makers. The prize will include a trophy, complimentary registration to the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) 2020 and reimbursement of reasonable travel and hotel expenses for attending the award ceremony. In addition, winning projects will be featured prominently in the ERC communication channels, expanding the visibility of the project, for several months after the award.
More information on the award