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HHU funding programme for research projects with citizen participation

HHU funds research projects by HHU scientists that actively involve citizens and/or representatives of civil society organisations in their projects. This can range from the joint development of a project proposal ("co-design", "multi-stakeholder approach") to participation in the implementation of projects ("Citizen Science") and transfer into application.

The programme is open to all research disciplines and comprises two funding lines. A total of EUR 140,000 is made available for project funding this year.

The ways citizen can get involved in projects may differ depending on the field of research and the specific research project, but the participation of citizens should always generate genuine added value for the research project. Citizens should be able to contribute to research results through their skills, expertise and willingness to participate.

The funding programme also aims at demonstrating scientific processes and the way researchers work to the public and thus at breaking down barriers between science and society.

In this section you can find further information on the application procedure for the funding programme and an overview of funded projects.

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