Are you a Citizen Science project?
IMPETUS wants to hear from you!
In a Nutshell
IMPETUS 1st Open Call is a two-way call:
The Accelerator Programme
European Union Prize for citizen science.
Let’s start with the Accelerator Programme.
It has two grants:
- Kickstarting grants: If you start a project, successful applicants will receive €20,000, mentoring and training support to help start your initiative for a period of six months.
- Sustaining grants: If you are an ongoing project, successful applicants will receive €10,000, mentoring and training support for a period of six months.
The challenges or topics of this first call are “Healthy planet” and “Cities for life”. This means that your project should address and relate to one of these topics.
Who can apply? Individuals, legal entities, and consortia established in a country or territory eligible to receive Horizon Europe grants are eligible to apply. Please note that the geographic eligibility focuses on the European Research Area (ERA), namely the EU Member States, all overseas countries and territories linked to EU Member States and all third countries having concluded or currently negotiating an association status with Horizon Europe.
The funding can be spent on salaries, equipment, consumables, travel, and subcontracting in accordance with Horizon Europe guidelines.
- thinking of starting a new citizen science project;
- an ongoing citizen science project looking for support, financial and otherwise, to grow and become sustainable;
- a researcher or a research team seeking to resource a new citizen science project;
- a community interested in co-designing research on the topics related to our challenges: Healthy Planet and Cities for Life
- an organisation in public, private and third sectors exploring the use of citizen science in their work.
The European Union Prize for citizen science.
The second part of this call will recognize outstanding citizen science initiatives, with one €60,000 Grand Prize and a Diversity & Collaboration and Digital Communities awards with €20,000 each, plus 27 honorary mentions to boost recognition. Here you will find all the information about how to apply for the prizes:
We are particularly interested in applications that propose novel, less explored participatory roles for citizens and other key stakeholders and that engage with marginalised, underrepresented or disadvantaged groups.