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Applications Invited for ACTION Call for citizen science projects

Applications Invited for ACTION Call for citizen science projects

Organization: ACTION

Apply By: 01 Nov 2020

Grant Amount: 20000 Euro

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About the Organization:

The ACTION (Participatory science toolkit against pollution) project is co-funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 framework, SwafS programme and started on 1st February 2019. The ACTION project brings together ten partners from six European countries (Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain and the UK). They represent universities, research institutes, research-led SMEs and one not-for-profit organisation.

Description:

ACTION is looking for ongoing citizen science projects related to any form of pollution in Europe and worldwide, that are primarily carried out online. 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 (calculated as 25% of the total direct costs), in accordance with Horizon 2020 guidelines.

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;
  • organisations in the public, private and third sectors exploring the use of citizen science in their work.

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 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.

Who can Apply:

  • 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.

If you need any further assistance please contact at: call@actionproject.eu

Deadline: 01.11.2020 12 PM (Brussels time)

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