The European Research Council today announced the nine finalists for its Public Engagement with Research Award. The vote is open to choose the public’s favorite candidate among the finalists.
The award was created to recognize ERC Fellows who are successful in engaging audiences outside their field. The winners selected by the jury and the winner of the public vote will be revealed during the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) on July 14, 2022 during the ceremony from 4:00 p.m. CEST and broadcast live on our YouTube channel.
List of finalists in three categories:
Price category: Engage – citizen science
Price category: Inspire – public awareness
Price category: Influence – media and politics
Learn about the public engagement projects that made it to the final and vote for your favorite!
About the ERC
The ERC, created by the European Union in 2007, is the first European organization for funding excellent frontier research. It funds creative researchers of all nationalities and ages to carry out projects based across Europe. The ERC offers four core grant programs: Seed Grants, Consolidating Grants, Advanced Grants, and Synergy Grants. With its additional Proof of Concept grant scheme, the ERC helps grantees bridge the gap between their pioneering research and the early stages of its commercialization. The CER is governed by an independent governing body, the Scientific Council. Since November 1, 2021, Maria Leptin is the President of the ERC. The overall ERC budget from 2021 to 2027 is over €16 billion, as part of the Skyline Europe programme, under the responsibility of the European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel.