SFI Science Week Festivals Call 2016
Science Foundation Ireland invited applications from groups interested in organising and managing a regional Science Week festival in conjunction with the national Science Week campaign coordinated and managed by Science Foundation Ireland.
A regional Science Week festival is broadly defined as a large-scale programme of events which engage children, students and the public in STEM through partnerships with a regional focus. To achieve this to the best effect, it should ideally be coordinated by multiple partners including public engagement professionals, researchers and industry. The festivals must have excellent events delivered by skilled communicators who are most likely to inspire, inform and entertain. All festival proposals should demonstrate how they plan to work collaboratively and bring together solo activities to provide a “bumper” style focus on Science Week in that locality. The events should be run in accessible and suitable venues to ensure they are attended by the targeted audience. The delivery and promotion of the festival must be sophisticated and media-savvy.
Science Foundation Ireland is the national coordinator of Science Week which will take place from 13 to 20 November 2016. The purpose of this call was to provide funding for the organisation and management of regional Science Week festivals to ensure that there is a variety of events around the country for the public to attend.
Full details of the call are available on SFI's website. Call close date was 5th April 2016.