[CALL] Marie Skłodowska-Curie - European Researchers’ Night [MSCA-NIGHT-2018]


Deadline: 2018-02-14

to bring researchers closer to the general public

Who can apply?

This action is meant for any legal entity that is capable of organising the event and is established in an EU Member State or Horizon 2020 Associated Country. This will often involve coordinating regional, national or international partners.

For example: private and public research organisations, companies, public authorities, schools, science museums, parent-teacher organisations, EU mobility centres for researchers, foundations or the media may apply.

What can be funded?

Any event that boosts public awareness of the positive role of research in society, especially among young people, can be supported. European Union funded researchers should interact as much as possible with visitors and show how their research has an impact on people’s daily lives.

For further information about how to associate your event to the NIGHT, please refer to the How do we apply section below.

What does the funding cover?

Funding covers any expenses linked to the organisation of a research outreach event. It can be spent on preparations and publicity, the event itself and assessment of its impact.

Activities that can be supported include:

  • hands-on experiments conducted by researchers
  • science shows with public participation
  • debates
  • "researchers' dating"(meet a researcher and ask them questions)
  • competitions (science quizzes, games, puzzles, photo and art contests, etc)
  • workshops for children
  • guided visits of labs, research institutes, and other relevant places that are usually closed to the public

This list is by no means exhaustive… be creative.

Grants can cover up to two years. Their value varies according to the scale of the events proposed.

Who decides?

NIGHT projects are selected through an open competition and transparent, independent evaluation, using a series of pre-determined criteria.