Falling Walls Science Engagement Breakthrough of the Year Award for Scientists in 2022

The Falling Walls Science Engagement breakthrough of the year award in 2022 is up for grabs for scientists thanks to the Falling Falls Foundation.

Falling Walls Science Engagement  Breakthrough of the Year Award

This is for persons who manage a Science Engagement program that actively engages the public with science, and who want their project to get worldwide awareness and become a member of a global Science Engagement community.

Successful candidates will get a trip to Berlin in November, where they will have the opportunity to present their initiatives at the Falling Walls Conference and compete for the title of Breakthrough of the Year in Science Engagement.

This is a gathering of the most brilliant minds in science, business, politics, and the media.

Falling Walls is a one-of-a-kind worldwide gathering of thought leaders from science, industry, politics, the arts, and society. It was started to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Berlin Wall’s down.

Worth of Award

  • All 50 finalists will get benefits.
  • Opportunities to network with Science Engagers and colleagues from all across the globe.
  • Increased worldwide reach and exposure for you and your campaign.
  • Participation in professional seminars with other Finalists on a number of occasions.
  • Access to the worldwide Falling Walls Engage Community, which allows you to participate in frequent physical and virtual events like the Falling Walls Engage Hubs.
  • Access to Falling Walls Interact, a digital and worldwide community platform that allows you to connect and cooperate with other members of the community.

There’s a lot more.

  • The 20 Winners will get further rewards.
  • Win a trip to Berlin and present your concept on stage in front of an international audience and a renowned jury on November 7th.
  • Have the chance to become the Breakthrough of the Year 2022 in the category of Science Engagement.
  • Become a Falling Walls Engage Science Engagement Ambassador and get access to special learning and development opportunities as part of the Falling Walls Engage Community.
  • Co-learning and peer exchange with members of the Falling Walls community, partners, and global leaders.
  • A film of your endeavor will be added to our expanding media collection at Falling Walls.
  • Breakthrough of the Year will get additional incentives.
  • On November 9th, present your initiative to a live and virtual audience of global leaders, award-winning professionals, and industry experts at the Falling Walls Conference.
  • At Falling Walls 2022, become a member of the Science Engagement jury.

Falling Walls Science Engagement Breakthrough of the Year Award | Eligibility Criteria

Breaking the barrier between science and society via scientific engagement and outreach programs.

  • This is for persons who manage a Science Engagement program that actively engages the public with science, and who want their project to get worldwide awareness and become a member of a global Science Engagement community.
  • All types of scientific interaction, using a unique and innovative approach to engage the target audience.
  • Exemplary efforts with a transferable and/or scalable strategy from across the globe
  • Initiatives that have a quantifiable impact on their target demographic in their location.
  • When submitting your application, you must be at least 18 years old.
  • It’s likely that your project is already up and running. If you’re still working on a concept, you won’t be able to participate. If you created a project but it is presently dormant owing to the COVID-19 problem, you may still enter.

How to Apply for the Falling Walls Science Engagement Breakthrough of the Year Award

Fill out the application form online. Download the PDF to get a quick overview of the whole application form.

Send a 1-minute application video to [email protected] once you’ve completed your online application, addressing the following three questions:

  • How can you improve people’s attitudes about science?
  • What aspect of realizing your idea shocked you the most?
  • What makes you so special that we should choose you?
  • You agree to their terms and conditions by submitting your proposal.
  • Receipt confirmation will be sent to you via email.
  • If you are one of the finalists, you will be notified by August 2022 and will be featured on their many internet channels.

Deadline for applications: May 15, 2022.

For more information and to apply, go here.

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