Science Foundation Ireland supports Science Week nationally by providing a focused annual platform that stimulates, supports and creates awareness of activity created to engage with the public.

Science Week is a key part of Science Foundation Ireland’s 2025 Strategy – Shaping Our Future. The Science Week Call contributes to the themes of Top Talent, Tangible Benefits and A Cohesive Ecosystem.  The programme plays a key role in ‘bringing science to life’, and through its core objectives, Science Week activity will contribute to improving diversity and inclusion in science, through its aims to broaden participation both geographically and amongst less represented voices in science. 

The purpose of the Science Week Call 2022 is to provide support to Festivals and Events nationwide that encourage people, in particular those underrepresented in STEM, or those with less access to STEM to engage in ways that are relevant and accessible during Science Week 2022 and beyond.  

The Science Week Call 2022 encourages applicants: 

  • who are continuing to develop and deepen their engagement with broader communities through existing Festivals and Events, or 
  • who are creating a new offering for a community or region not yet served by Science Week.

Science Week welcomes contributions from across the sciences, arts, media, education, youth and/or community work sectors.  Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals for Science Week that create opportunities for broader participation and engagement of the public with science. Science Foundation Ireland is keen to push the boundaries of participation and welcomes new types of events that attract those who would not typically attend a science festival. The communities we wish to engage vary in how they wish to participate. Some will participate in an event, some will join conversations, others will listen, and some will just observe and be aware of the week. The Science Week Call 2022 will support proposals that broaden the reach and participation of people in Science Week in ways that are most suited to them.   

The SFI Discover Programme Science Week 2022 Call documents can be found below.

Key Dates

  • Date of Publication: Thursday 31st March 2022
  • Deadline for Submission: completed applications must be submitted by 13.00 hours (Irish time) on Monday 9th May 2022 

Webinar

  • A webinar in relation to the Science Week Call is available below:

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