Current calls

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

If you know of other calls for proposals, we would be pleased to include them in the list. Please send the information to

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National projects

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  • Caring Communities for Future

    Der Call "Caring Communities for Future" fördert transdisziplinäre Forschungsprojekte im Rahmen des Open Innovation in Science Impact Lab. Ziel ist es dazu beizutragen, die Lebensqualität und Gesundheit von Bürger/innen zu heben sowie das Gesundheits- und Pflegesystem zu entlasten. Einreichen können österreichische Forschungseinrichtungen und gemeinnützige Organisationen. Projekte können mit bis zu 100.000 Euro gefördert werden. Die Projektlaufzeit kann zwischen 12 und 24 Monaten betragen.

    Deadline: 14. Oktober 2022

    Weitere Informationen 

Horizon Europe projects

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    • Topic ID: HORIZON-MISS-2022-SOIL-01-09

    • Type of Action: Research and Innovation Action

    • Call process: single-stage

    • Submission deadline: 27  September 2022


    This topic contributes to the implementation of the Mission 'A Soil Deal for Europe, in particular to its specific objective 8 “Increase soil literacy in society across Member States”. Proposed activities should e.g.

    • Develop a strategy for the standardised collection, processing and visualisation of soil health data that are submitted by citizens directly from the field. Attention should be given to issues of location, characterisation and harmonisation of measurements and observations as well as the quality, compatibility and interoperability of data from citizens with related established databases (e.g. national monitoring programmes, earth observation systems and long-term experiments). Consideration should be given to potential privacy aspects.
    • Formulate recommendations, guidelines, protocols and field guides to gather data and observations by the public in a more systematic way.
    • Demonstrate and test user-friendly tools for the assessment of soil health related issues by soil users and the wider community (i.e. considering physical, chemical and biological properties) considering the language diversity of the EU.

    Further information


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  • This Special Issue will gather evidence from existing research regarding the intersection of Citizen Science, artificial intelligence, and IoT to create communal smart environments where synergy and symbiosis among the agents that are enabled. Especially interesting are articles regarding experiences where people and machines collaborate on data collection, modelling, analysis and ubiquitous intelligence for a wide range of applications of crowd-sourced, Internet-based information.

    Deadline: 20 January 2023

    Further information

  • The open access journal "Citizen Science: Theory and Practice" seeks cotributions for a special collection on "Contributions of Citizen Science to the SDGs and International Development Frameworks".

    The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a series of global development targets adopted by all UN member states in 2015 to address the world’s most pressing societal, environmental, and economic challenges by 2030. The achievement of the 17 SDGs depends on the ability to accurately measure progress towards their 169 targets through timely, relevant, and reliable data. However, the agreed 231 indicators to monitor the SDGs are beyond the means and capacities of the producers and users of official statistics, including the National Statistical Offices (NSOs), line ministries, and UN agencies. Citizen science, in addition to other new sources of data, such as Earth Observation and mobile phone data, offers a novel solution to complement and enhance official statistics, while at the same time potentially mobilizing action and raising awareness for achievement of the SDGs.


    The aim of the special issue is to publish articles that offer insights into the contributions of Citizen Science to the monitoring, implementation and achievement of the SDGs as well as other international agreements. Possible topics include:

    • Demonstrating the contributions of citizen science to one or more SDGs, targets and indicators or other international development and policy frameworks
    • Challenges and opportunities for the uptake of citizen data to monitor progress on one or more SDGs targets and indicators, and other international development and policy frameworks
    • The transformative potential of citizen science for achievement of the SDGs and international development and policy frameworks
    • Global, national, and local level analyses of gaps in SDG monitoring, or monitoring of other international development and policy frameworks linking this to citizen science 
    • City-based case studies of linking city strategies with community-based projects


    In this special collection, we seek a range of papers including research papers, review and synthesis papers, case studies, essays, and method papers. Contributions from the Global South and other underrepresented areas in the academic literature on Citizen Science are particularly welcome


    • Closing date for abstracts: 30 April 2022

    • Notification of accepted abstracts: 30 May 2022

    • Invited paper submissions30 September 2022

    • Publication Date: Spring 2023


    Further information: 

  • This special issue is part of the journal "Sustainability" and belongs to "Sustainable Education and Approaches".

    This Special Issue aims to bring together papers from all disciplines to illustrate the role that Citizen Science (CS) has in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). We are interested in papers that investigate CS in formal as well as informal education settings, focusing on children, youth, or adults. We welcome papers that explore CS and ESD from the perspectives of project participants, project scientists and staff, and other stakeholders. Individual case studies of CS projects in any field as well as studies across various CS projects on a local, regional or international scale are welcome.

    Papers could address, for example:

    • Short-term educational (and other) outcomes as well as long-term impacts;
    • Personal/social/cultural factors that influence (i.e., promote or hinder) potential educational outcomes;
    • Design characteristics of CS projects and their effects on learning outcomes;
    • Methodology (new and innovative methods and tools);
    • Good practices and lessons learned, including null or negative outcomes.

    Deadline: 30 March 2023

    Further information


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  • The ESPAnet 2022 conference will take place from 14-16 September 2022 under the theme "Social Policy Change between Path Dependency and Innovation".

    (Online) presentations or posters can be submitted to Stream/Track 7 "Citizen Social Science and Social Innovation: New Practices for the Local Evidence-Based Social Policies".

    Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
    - Citizen social science and social innovations in addressing public and social issues, problems and challenges.
    - Innovations and engagement of citizens in the mixed economy of welfare, including co-production of social services delivered by public, private, non-governmental organizations, and non-formal entities.
    - The potential of citizen social science in the improvement of local welfare programs.
    - Research methods related to citizen social science and social innovation (e.g., collective intelligence, participatory and grassroots activities, hardware and software development).
    - Digital social innovation and citizen social science, usage of big data analytics, ICT, and smart solutions.
    - Design, evaluation, communication, and dissemination of results of the citizen social science and social innovation initiatives.
    - Strategies for transferability and scaling of social innovations and citizen social science projects.
    - Good practices of collaboration between scholars and citizens in cities and communities.
    - Case studies and good practices summarizing lessons learned from a collaboration between scholars and citizens, including co-creation and co-production processes.

    Deadline Abstracts: 4 April 2022

    Deadline Papers: 15 August 2022

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  • From October 21 to 22, the "OIS zam: Forum for Health and Well-Being - Creating Knowledge Together for a Healthier Life" will take place for the first time in Vienna. For the first time, the forum will present Austrian projects in which scientists, patients and their relatives, health experts and professionals work and research together successfully on issues related to health and well-being.

    Project presentations can be submitted as part of the forum. All submissions will be reviewed by reviewers for content and societal relevance as well as quality of joint collaboration between stakeholders inside and outside academia. 

    Deadline: August 15, 2022

    Further information

  • Researchers and practitioners in the field of science communication are invited to submit papers for the conference of the global network PCST (Public Communication of Science and Technology). The conference will be held in Rotterdam (NL) from April 11-14, 2023. The conference motto is "Creating Common Ground."

    Deadline: 7 September 2022

    Further information ​​​​​​​

Weitere Calls

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  • The European Reseacher's Night will take place on September 30, 2022 in Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck, St. Pölten and online. Institutions can present their research activities in the form of a scientific station, lecture, panel discussion, workshop, etc. 

    • For the St. Pölten location, contributions can be submitted until July 31, 2022. For more information, interested parties can visit
    • Until August 31, 2022, interested parties can register for the locations Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck and online via a registration form or by e-mail to