One prize of a value of EUR 10 000 will be awarded under this topic.
Influence (media and policy): for activities that foster consultation and exchange with citizen groups to raise awareness on a topic, to address a societal challenge or to contribute to an issue in the public debate. These activities can be undertaken based on preliminary or final project results as well as any particular result or output generated in the context of an ERC frontier research project. Examples of people and organisations that are likely to be engaged under this category include journalists, policy makers at regional, national or international level, non-governmental organisations, citizen or patient groups, product users.
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.
3 February 2022