MDPI / GRACE Engagement Award
Science with and for society - the new Engagement Award will honour projects and activities of research talents which directly contributes to the public good.
The Award is announced in collaboration with the open access publisher MDPI.
The awards will honour one doctoral candidate and one postdoctoral researcher from the University of Basel for their innovative research, initiatives or activities in cultural or social engagement in line with regional development preferentially in the Basel area. The addressed activities might include civic engagement to address public concerns, community outreach to promote the quality of the community, citizen science to integrate the citizen directly or community services.
Each award is endowed with 3`000 CHF.
Deadline for application is October 31, 2017.
The award will be presented for the first time during the upcoming diss:kurs event at the Museum der Kulturen Basel on January 24, 2018. During the event, awardees are invited to present their work in 10 minutes to a broad audience.
- Impact of the benefits for society, cultural and/or regional development preferentially in the Basel area
- Impact and duration of the creative approach of the project, activity and/or initiative
- Publications (accepted, if available)
- Applicant’s CV with lists of publications and relevant projects, activities and/or initiatives
- Cover letter (one page max.) summarizing the rationale for application to the award
- Supervisor supporting letter (optional)
Member of the Selection Committee
- Professor Edwin Charles Constable, Vice President for Research, University of Basel
- Professor Thomas Grob, Vice President for Education, University of Basel
- Dr. Franck Vazquez, CEO MDPI
- Nicolas Sartori, Head of Open Access Coordination, University of Basel
- Prof. Richard Neher, Biozentrum, University of Basel