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What Can You Do

DO YOU HAVE A RESEARCH IDEA?  

Researchers and citizens of Twente working together

Getting the citizens of Twente more involved in science is the topic of a new program developed by the University of Twente and the Province of Overijssel. Doing research together with citizens enriches science, and at the same time citizens gain more knowledge about important social issues, such as health, sustainability and livability.

In this new program, researchers will set up and conduct scientific research together with local communities. This program deals with issues that matter to the society of Twente. To start the program, we are looking for interesting research ideas. Submit your idea no later than Friday, June 30, 2023! Below you can read more about this call and how you can submit your research idea.

First round  

Both citizens of Twente and researchers from the University of Twente (UT) can submit a proposal for a research idea they would like to work on together. Research ideas can be about a variety of topics: new innovations and technologies, but also sustainability, health and well-being, livability in urban and rural areas, housing or biodiversity and nature restoration. There must be a clear link to Twente. Learning together by doing research plays a central role in this program.   

The proposed project involves collaboration between at least one UT researcher and at least one citizen group from the region Twente, such as a volunteer collective, foundation, association or village council. Do you have an idea as a researcher, but no contact (yet) with a citizen group, or do you have an idea as a citizen group, but no contact (yet) with a researcher? Even then you can still submit your idea. UT's Citizen Science Hub Twente will then support you in trying to find a suitable partner, so that together you will be able to start a project with your project based on the research idea. 

WHAT CAN YOU APPLY FOR?  

 Principles for a research idea are:  

10,000 EUR is available per project, half of which is located for the researcher(s) and the other half for the citizen group(s). The maximum duration of the proposed project is two years. A maximum budget of 40,000 EUR is available for this first round. A second round will follow in 2024.  

ABOUT THE BUDGET

For the citizen group(s):

For the UT researcher(s):

 HOW DO I APPLY?  

 WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE APPLICATION?  

QUESTIONS?  

Questions regarding the research idea, budget and procedure can be asked to Michelle de Boer, coordinator Citizen Science Hub Twente, Universiteit Twente, via citizen-science@utwente.nl or 06-48176400 

This initiative is made possible by the University of Twente and the Province of Overijssel