35 new projects are set to receive €55.7 million from Horizon 2020 to build effective cooperation between science and society in areas such as Citizen Science, Responsible Research and Innovation, Open Science, Ethics and Gender equality.
These new projects have been selected for funding from the 262 proposals submitted in 12 topics to the latest Science with and for Society (SwafS) single-stage call, the last one under Horizon 2020. Of these 262 proposals, 253 were eligible and have been evaluated by independent experts.
The topics with the most funded proposals are: ‘Research Innovation Needs & Skills Training in PhD Programmes’ with nine research projects selected; ‘Bottom-up Approach to Build SwafS Knowledge Base’, with five projects; and, ‘Hands-on Citizen Science and Frugal Innovation’, with four.
With the largest budget (€9 million), the topic to support the implementation of gender equality plans in research organisations will fund three research projects.
The grant agreements are now in preparation and are expected to be signed by the beneficiaries in the autumn. The projects should begin their research between December 2020 and February 2021.
The objective of SwafS projects is to achieve science education for all, gender equality in organisations, ethics and integrity embedded in research, trustworthy communication, and ultimately, to ensure that societal actors work together throughout the research process. SwafS is managed by the Research Executive Agency.
|Title topic||Type of Action||WP budget (€ m)||Number of evaluated proposals||Awarded proposals|
|SwafS-08-2019-2020: Research innovation needs & skills training in PhD programmes||CSA||3.2||18||9|
|SwafS-09-2018-2019-2020: Supporting research organisations to implement gender equality plans||CSA||9||27||3|
|SwafS-25-2020: Gender-based violence in research organisations and universities||RIA||3||9||1|
|SwafS-26-2020: Innovators of the future: bridging the gender gap||CSA||1.5||18||2|
|SwafS-28-2020: The ethics of organoïds||CSA||3||7||1|
|SwafS-29-2020: The ethics of technologies with high socio-economic impact||CSA||4||5||1|
|SwafS-30-2020: Responsible Open Science: an ethics and integrity perspective||CSA||2.5||7||1|
|SwafS-14-2018-2019-2020: Supporting the development of territorial Responsible Research and Innovation||CSA||6||30||3|
|SwafS-19-2018-2019-2020: Taking stock and re examining the role of science communication||RIA||3.5||26||2|
|SwafS-23-2020: Grounding RRI in society with a focus on citizen science||CSA||6||13||3|
|SwafS-27-2020: Hands-on citizen science and frugal innovation (2 sub-topics)||RIA||8||70||4|
|SwafS-31-2020: Bottom-up approach to build SwafS knowledge base||RIA||6||23||5|
In total, SwafS has a budget of €462 million for the entire Horizon 2020 Framework Programme. The results of all funded projects so far have been gathered in this report to convey the achievements of SwafS and serve as input to integrate science, society and citizens in Horizon Europe.
24 July 2020