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Entities applying to host a "Researchers' Night" are supposed to organize a large evening event that presents the daily work of researchers as well as the role of science in society. The events shall focus on the public at large and shall be held in a relaxed and festive atmosphere. The researchers shall be actively involved in the activities offered and in direct contact to the public.
Thus, the event intends to bring science and scientists closer to the larger public in order to diminish stereotypes about researchers and their profession, while at the same time encouraging young people to take up a research career.
All funded events take place on a date that is predefined by the European Commission. The next "Researchers' Night" is scheduled for 27 September 2013.
Any legal entity located in an EU Member State/Associated Country may apply for the organisation of a "Researchers' Night". Collaborations at regional, national or international level are possible but not required.
The "Researchers' Night" scheme Support Action (SA). The EU-contribution covers 100% of the direct costs and 7% of the indirect costs for a period of 7 months (including preparatory activities, the awareness campaign, the activities during the event as well as the impact assessment period after the event). Preference will be given to those projects where a financial involvement of local, regional or national entities exists.
Applications for this scheme can only be submitted to the European Commission via the Participant Portal following a Call for Proposals.
"Researcher's Night" In brief:
Type of action: Support Action
Who is qualified: (research) institutions of any kind located in EU Member States or Associated Countries
Activity: European "Night of Science" to promote the role of researchers in society
Duration of the funding: max. 7 months
What will be funded: Up to 100% of the direct costs and up to 7% of the direct costs as overheads
Application: online to specific deadlines
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MC Researchers´Night - Guide for applicants [en]