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Citizen Science: Events / News / Funding

This guide provides case studies, resources and information on relevant events to support UCD staff, researchers, academics and students interested in citizen science.

A TIME4CS Project event

The Citizen Science Funding Landscape

Online Thurs 9th March 2023 9am - 10:30 (GMT)

This event will provide participants with an overview of different funding opportunities for Citizen Science projects, on a national and international scale. The event will consist of a discussion with representatives of different funding sources at local, national and international level to discuss similarities and highlight specificities between the different approaches.

By attending this event, participants will have the opportunity to explore the wide-ranging Citizen Science funding landscape and get acquainted with new opportunities for Citizen Science initiatives.

A TIME4CS Project event

The event is now available here to watch back

Successful Strategies in Applying for Citizen Science Funding

This webinar organised by UNICA-Eutopia  Successful Strategies in Applying for Citizen Science Funding was delivered on 17th May 2022. The invited speakers provided the audience with interesting insights, important take-aways and useful suggestions regarding successful applications. The panel of international citizen science experts, researchers and funding body representatives shared their experiences and suggested strategies.

Awards / Funding

Grants and the European Union Prize for a Citizen Science project from IMPETUS

IMPETUS will support and give recognition to citizen science (CS) by enabling a wider range of citizen science initiatives (CSIs) to access innovative funding.

See full details here:

IMPETUS Open Call launch: 10th January 2024, 12:00 pm (noon) CET




     Climate Action Funding   

The Community Climate Action Programme is a new programme to support small and large, rural and urban communities to take climate action at a local level. Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council have been given an allocation of €883,000 for community climate action projects. An Information event will run on January 11th 2024 @ Council offices with 100% funding available across 3 project sizes: 

  • Small projects: < €20,000. 
  • Medium projects: €20,000 to €50,000
  • Large projects: €51,000 to €100,000

Click on the image above to read more about this initiative.