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Become Science Engager of the Year 2019

Falling Walls Engage is looking for its Science Engager of the Year 2019.

Have you developed a new and impactful science engagement format? Do you create opportunities for non-scientists to engage with science? Do you want to increase your international visibility for your organisation's science engagement work, share your experiences, and learn from like-minded people in a co-learning environment?

What are they looking for?

  • All forms of science engagement with a focus on impactful, cost-effective, novel approaches to building opportunities for dialogue and participation in science
  • Hidden champions from the whole world who pursue scalable projects
  • Initiatives with local impact or wider outreach with the potential to become role models for other projects or scientists
  • New ways of communication and cooperation with the goal of empowering scientists to engage with public audiences

How to apply

  1. Fill in the online application form.
  2. Send them a 1-minute application video to engage@falling-walls.com answering these three questions:

    - How do you change the way people engage with science?
    - What surprised you the most in realising your project?
    - Why should they select you?

  3. Once you've filled in the application form and sent them your video, they will confirm your application by email.
  4. With the help of their Advisory Board they will select the 20 finalists, and all applicants will receive an answer by September.

Deadline for applications is 30 June.

The top 20 submissions will be invited to share their science engagement projects on 8 November in a fast-paced pitch competition in front of a peer audience and a distinguished jury.

The winner will get the chance to pitch their project on the grand stage of the Falling Walls Conference to an audience of 750 global leaders, decision-makers, and international media representatives.

All selected participants will be invited to join the Falling Walls Conference on 9 November 2019.

About Falling Walls Engage

"Falling Walls Engage is an international platform for all forms of science engagement, hosted by Falling Walls Foundation in cooperation with the Robert Bosch Stiftung. Its goal is to showcase successful science engagement projects from a wide range of fields. The programme seeks to highlight the scientific community’s responsibility for the common good, and spread scientific literacy, with a special focus on “hard-to-reach” target groups."


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  • science engagement
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