Stimulating Public Interest in Science: New Daimler and Benz Foundation Funds Science Communication Events

Daimler and Benz Foundation supports innovative science communication in Germany with grants of up to €30,000.

This new funding opportunity by Daimler und Benz Stiftung (Daimler and Benz Foundation) supports the implementation of an innovative event aimed at communicating scientific findings to a broad-based public audience. The aim is to stimulate a fundamental interest in science and research by communicating scientific content. The location, time, duration and orientation in terms of content and target groups may be freely chosen.

The focus is on event formats that encourage direct, close and personal exchange between scientists and interested laypersons.

Examples of suitable event concepts include:

  • Communication of specific research results.
  • Presentation of research programmes.
  • Interdisciplinary treatment of topics.
  • Future scenarios.
  • Modern lecture formats.
  • Innovative opportunities for encounter.
  • Creative workshops.
  • Use of multimedia formats.
  • Dialog between scientists and participants.
  • Playful communication of content.

A combination of several ideas is also possible.

Applications are accepted from non-profit institutions, companies and organisations working in the fields of culture, education, science and industry that operate throughout Germany.

A funding budget of up to €30,000 is available to cover project-related costs including, for example, hall rental, catering, remuneration, travel expenses, invitations, fees, communication for addressing specific target groups, follow-on publications and on-site dialogs.

Applications are submitted via email.

The application deadline is 30 April 2023.

(This report was the subject of a RESEARCHconnect Newsflash.)