Current calls

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On this page you will find current Citizen Science calls from the national and international area.

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National calls for projects

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  • WWTF Life Sciences: Public Health Call 2022

    Funding is provided for interdisciplinary public health research projects that aim to explore and develop innovative methods and tools to improve health at the population level. Projects should bring together researchers from different disciplines and may additionally involve stakeholders in the planning and implementation of the projects.

    • Project duration: 2 - 4 years
    • Funding amount per project: 250,000 - 500,000 euros
    • Total budget: 3 million euros
    • Eligible applicants: Researchers at universities and non-university research institutions in Vienna, including those moving to Vienna. Additional funding opportunities for collaborative projects between researchers in Vienna and Lower Austria.

    Two-stage call:

        Deadline for short proposals: January 18, 2022, 2:00 p.m.
        Deadline for full proposals (upon invitation): May 17, 2022, 2:00 p.m.


    Further information


  • 1000 Ideas Programme

    With the 1000 Ideas Programme, the FWF supports the promotion of completely new, daring or particularly original research ideas that lie outside the current scientific understanding. The key aim is to investigate future-oriented research topics with high scientific and transformative potential.

    • Project duration: 6 - 24 months
    • Funding amount: 50,000 - 150,000 euros
    • Eligible applicants: Qualified researchers - both established researchers and those at the beginning of their careers - at Austrian research institutions.


    Call start date: mid-November 2021


    Further information

    Information events will be held as part of the call:

Horizon Europe Calls

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    • ID: HORIZON-CL6-2022-GOVERNANCE-01-08
    • Typ: Innovation Actions
    • Process: single-stage
    • Submission: 28 October 2021 - 15 February 2022

    Proposals are expected to contribute to all of the following outcomes:

    • A more widespread participation of citizens, (e.g. new and/or existing associations/groupings of citizens observers) in the monitoring, observation, and protection of the urban environment, complementary to governmental measures
    • Greater availability of qualitative and quantitative in-situ data for long time series and better geographical coverage, contributing to the in-situ component of existing observation systems (such as Copernicus, European research infrastructures and GEOSS)
    • Broader use of data and information collected by citizens in policy and research, with crowdsourcing and citizen observations acknowledged as valuable information complementary to authoritative observations
    • Increased use of existing toolkits and development of new toolboxes (methodologies, methods, technologies) for broad use, which could include the development of efficient passive sampling systems
    • Leveraged use of wearables for citizens and other low-cost technologies in the domain of environmental observation.

    Further information

    • ID: ERC-2022-PERA-1
    • Typ: Recognition Prize
    • Process: single-stage
    • Submit: 4 November 2021 - 3 February 2022


    One prize of a value of EUR 10 000 will be awarded under this topic.

    Involve (citizen science): for activities conducted in collaboration or consultation with the public at any stage of the frontier research project, including its design. Citizen science initiatives comprise activities such as public consultations or citizen juries.


    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.

    Further information

International calls for projects

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  • Funding of up to € 50,000 each and a project duration of 12 months is available for five innovative pilot projects from the EU region in the social sciences and humanities. The submission process is two-stage.


    • Collaborative projects connecting at least one researcher and one stakeholder from outside academia (civil society organizations, socio-economic actors, policy-makers or others);
    • Projects involving Social Sciences and Humanities disciplines;
    • Projects that follow participatory research methodology or collaborative research methodology;
    • Projects willing to be part of an observation protocol and a testing phase for the development of a platform aiming at supporting and facilitating participatory and collaboratory research practices;
    • Projects addressing societal challenges (a connection with at least one of the Sustainable Development Goals).

    Deadline Short Proposals: 30 January 2022
    Deadline Full Proposals: 31 
    March 2022

    Further information

Calls for papers

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  • The main objective of this special issue is to bring together studies and projects to develop and implement solutions and progress in improving environmental quality. These will be measured by sustainable development indicators based on Citizen Science. Projects and applications by Citizen Scientists in all fields and related to any SDG can be submitted.

    Contributions may cover the following topics, e.g.:

    • Participation/participation
    • Citizen Science
    • Environmental Management
    • SDG monitoring
    • Data quality
    • Capacity development
    • Impact assessment
    • Costs
    • Benefits
    • Innovation


    Deadline: 31 December 2021

    Further information

Calls for conferences

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  • The 9th Living Knowledge Conference is designed to bring together all those who conduct or support research with and for communities. On its 22nd anniversary, it will celebrate achievements and look to the future. The 9th Living Knowledge Conference will be open for the following formats:

    Short formats:

    • Poster Presentation
    • 5-Minute Exposé
    • Research Presentation
    • Storytelling

    Collaborative sessions:

    • Workshops
    • Dilemma Session
    • Arts-based


    Full Sessions:

    • Thematic session
    • Discussion panel / Roundtable


    The following criteria will be used to evaluate proposals:

    • Relevance to the conference theme
    • Clarity of the submitted abstract
    • Novelty of the submitted work
    • (Potential) impact of the work (on society and/or research)
    • Level of collaboration, engagement and synergies of the presented work
    • Level of interaction with conference participants


    Deadline: December 15th, 2021. 
    Notice of acceptance by Feb 17, 2022.

    Further Information

  • 2022 steht das Forum Citizen Science Deutschland unter dem Motto "Global - Regional - Lokal: mit Bürgerwissenschaften für die UN-Nachhaltigkeitszielen". Im Mittelpunkt stehen dabei die 17 Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung (Sustainable Development Goals - SDGs).

    Gesucht werden Beiträge in Form von Kurzvorträgen, Postern und interaktiven Formaten. 

    Deadline: 5. Jänner 2021

    Weitere Informationen 

  • During the conference participants will discuss the role and value of openness and collaboration in scientific research. Works both empirical and conceptual in nature are welcome, and abstracts (250-500 words in length) can be submitted to one of three tracks:

    Track 1: Open and collaborative approaches along the entire scientific research process, including opportunities, challenges, and contingency factors. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

    • crowdfunding/crowdsourcing science and citizen science
    • open data/material sharing/re-use
    • OIS approaches to translating science into practice, science-industry relations, academic entrepreneurship
    • platforms facilitating OIS


    Track 2: Ecosystems and organizational designs facilitating or constraining open and collaborative research approaches. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

    • institutional factors
    • local and national policies
    • intellectual property rights
    • incentive and impact measurement systems


    Track 3: Micro-foundations of open and collaborative research approaches. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

    • scientists’ motives for engaging in OIS
    • skills and capabilities for OIS
    • attitudes and beliefs supporting or blocking OIS
    • characteristics and motives of institutional entrepreneurs

    Deadline: 16th January, 2022

    Further information