On a national as well as international level, Citizen Science funding activities are launched only occasionally so far. Some of them support entire Citizen Science projects, others only support partial aspects such as networking activities.
This is the sixth time that the FWF has announced the "Top Citizen Science" funding initiative, which is aimed at researchers working on a funded FWF project.
At the European level, scientists can look forward to funding opportunities under the new EU research framework program Horizon Europe (2021-2027).
Since 2007, the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF) has been supporting the Austrian research community through various funding programs to anchor Citizen Science and the cooperation between science, schools and society in Austria. Other institutions such as the Austrian Science Fund FWF or the Innovationsstiftung für Bildung followed the example of the BMBWF in recent years. Also on an international level, e.g. within the framework of Horizon 2020, a lot has happened in recent years.