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Call supports innovative citizen science approaches across the research spectrum

13/05/2020

Call supports innovative citizen science approaches across the research spectrum

A new call launched by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) today will support the expansion of citizen science approaches into new disciplines, involving more members of the public in the creation of knowledge that will transform society.

The Citizen Science Collaboration Grant call builds on UKRI’s Vision for Public Engagement and the Citizen Science Exploration Grant, which is already supporting members of the public to actively contribute to research and innovation projects that affect their lives.

A total of £1.5 million will be available through the call, which will be open to researchers in any discipline based at eligible institutions and research organisations. The call will support research collaborations that take novel approaches to involving the public in research and encourages researchers from a range of disciplines to work together.

Experienced citizen science practitioners will be supported to work with researchers without prior experience to facilitate the spread of citizen science methods throughout the academic community.

UK Research and Innovation’s Head of Public Engagement, Tom Saunders, said: “With this funding call we want to support new collaborations in citizen science, building links between researchers who have deep knowledge of these methods and researchers who want to explore new approaches to involving the public in their work.

“This funding call is part of UKRI’s vision for public engagement - that research and innovation should be responsive to the knowledge, priorities and values of society and open to participation by people from all backgrounds.”

Read further information on the call.


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