The Spanish Foundation for science and technology (FECYT), which depends on the Secretary of State of the Ministry of economy and competitiveness R&D opens this April 20 the call of support for the promotion of the culture of scientific, technological and innovation 2015. This call for proposals aims to finance projects for the dissemination and communication of science that will move the research, technology and innovation to the citizens.
What is it financed?
This year turns to prioritize the audiovisual format (programs for television or radio broadcasting), as well as activities aimed at the public in general that scientists give to know the activity of their research groups. In the same way, it will prioritize projects that develop applications for mobile devices and video games that can serve as tools for the dissemination of science.
The call for the promotion of the culture of scientific, technological and innovation 2015 has three lines covering all fundable activities: scientific and culture of innovation, creativity and scientific vocation, and networks for the dissemination and communication of science and innovation.
Scientific and innovation culture
The scientific and innovation culture line financed outreach activities on any scientific and technological subject aimed at a non-specialist audience, with the objective, among others, bring Spanish centres research society, participate in these initiatives making scientists so that they relate to their immediate environment.
This line also studies on Science, technology and society can finance up to know the State of the scientific culture in Spain.
The online creativity and scientific vocation
The creativity line and scientific vocation is aimed at projects that serve to promote scientific vocations among non-university students and young people. Projects that stimulate creativity in young people will also finance. Also is it still committed to science fairs open to the public in general and aimed at non-university students in which students can present their experimental scientific projects.
Dissemination and communication of science and innovation networks
The third line of funding, networks for the dissemination and communication of science and innovation, is focused on the activities that the units of scientific culture and science and technology museums. Scientific culture and innovation (UCCi) units have as mission communicate and disseminate research by the institutions to which they belong, from research centers at universities. In regards to the museums, FECYT will support the development of exhibitions and planetarium programs as well as existing exhibitions roaming.
The 2015 Edition has a maximum budget of €3,250,000.