The Science Foundation Ireland Discover Programme Call aims to support and develop science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) education and public engagement sector in Ireland by:
The purpose of the Call is to support projects that encourage people of all ages and from all walks of life to be informed, inspired and involved in STEM and applications must clearly outline how the project will address Science Foundation Ireland’s goal to have an engaged and scientifically informed public in Ireland.
The Call consists of a two-stage process as follows:
The Call is open to a wide range of people and organisations, including mediators and practitioners of science communication; STEM festival organisers; science centres, museums and other cultural attractions; artists; educators; professionals and academics in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM); arts agencies; production companies; schools; local authorities (libraries, city/county councils etc.); universities and colleges; youth clubs; community groups; and research institutes.
Partnership projects (between different people and organisations, e.g. scientists and ethicists, educators and artists) are welcomed.
Proposals must be explicitly aimed at engaging audiences in the Republic of Ireland, however the subject matter can be international. Applications are welcome from organisations not based in the Republic of Ireland; however, they must demonstrate in their application how the project will explicitly engage with their target audience in the Republic of Ireland.
Applicants are required to apply through an organisation, such as an academic institution, charitable body, not-for-profit organisation or commercial company and supply the required background and financial information requested in the application form.