Eleven Leiden scientists receive funding for science communication
The KNAW has rewarded 11 Leiden scientists for their commitment to science communication, by awarding them 10,000 euros each from the ‘Appreciated!’ fund.
Although interaction between science and society is of enormous importance, science communication is still far from being recognised as integral to science. The pilot fund ‘Science Communication by Scientists: Appreciated!’ – set up by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and administered by the Academy – takes a step towards showcasing and rewarding the many scientists who have dedicated themselves to science communication.
The 11 ‘appreciated’ Leiden scientists and their outreach-projects:
Nieuwscheckers: Factchecking as a weapon against disinformation and misinformation in health and politics (in Dutch)
Religious studies in secondary education (in Dutch).
Database of Business Ethics: facilitating research into, among others, whether multinationals comply with their codes of conduct.
New generation, new archaeology: bringing young people in contact with 21st century archaeology (in Dutch).
The Hague Diplomacy Platform: the role of diplomacy in international politics.
Old Observatory/Oude Sterrewacht: sparking public interest in different aspects of astronomy.
Karin van der Tuin
The KNAW has awarded funding to 91 applications submitted by 62 faculties from all the Dutch universities. More information from KNAW.