Objectif Sciences International launches a big Call for Proposals, in order to increase its portfolio of participatory research projects in Switzerland.
In 2005, teeanagers named craters on Mars’ map of the NASA ; every year since 2006, volunteer citizens bring back photos and videos of Snow Leopard (including the first video of 2 snow leopard reproducing) ; in 2019 kids and their scientific educators made the first 3D model of a swiss glacier produced by drones...
...so what will you propose to create with you, as a fantastic project of participatory research, in Switzerland, in the next few years ?
OSI Switzerland wants to breathe new life into its group.
To do so, it is organizing a major Call for Proposals. This page summarises all the information about the calendar and the application procedure.
OSI’s core activity is to organise participatory research projects in the format of vacation stays, school trips or scientific holidays. This implies the cooperation of several expertises :
- Recruitment of participants
- Project management
You can have an overall view of all our projects through the world on the website http://www.vacances-scientifiques.com.
|To look into existing projects of Participatory Research in SWITZERLAND, please use this link http://www.vacances-scientifiques.com/-Suisse-Alpes-Lac-Leman-.html|
What is the aim of this Call for Proposals ? Who is concerned ?
This call for proposals aims at finding new participatory science Science La science est désormais l’affaire de tous. Découvrez la science d’une manière ludique et active. Nous vous proposons d’en découvrir plus sur nos expéditions à la voile, découverte du plancton. projects, and can be addressed from any point of view among the various fields of expertise listed above.
It is open to any public or private structure based in Switzerland, and to individuals living in Switzerland.
For instance, a scientific laboratory can propose a participatory research subject ; the owner of an accommodation or of a fablab can offer a partnership ; an association organising vacation stays for children can propose to add participatory research to its stays ; a travel agency can propose to promote participatory science Science La science est désormais l’affaire de tous. Découvrez la science d’une manière ludique et active. Nous vous proposons d’en découvrir plus sur nos expéditions à la voile, découverte du plancton. projects among its clients ; etc.
We are looking for
- projects of participatory science that can be held during a holiday camp in Switzerland
- scientific partnerships
- logistics partnerships
- pedagogical partnerships
- any other relevant partnerships
What is to win in this Call for Proposal ?
For anybody who take part to the Call :
- Occasion to work and/or partner with OSI (see steps 1 to 3)
- Meet other like-minded partners (see step 2)
OSI can decide to develop a partnership with any participant to the Expression of Interest, even if this participant does not take part in the next steps or does not win the call for proposals.
For the 3 winner projects :
- Launch a project in 2023 (1st prize) or 2024 (2nd and 3rd prizes)
- Participate to the Geneva Forum international conference (see step 4)
- Free participation to the St1 training (see step 5)
Step 1 : Expressions of interest
To express your interest in developing a participatory science project or any kind of partnership with OSI, please fill in this very quick form before the 15th of September 2021.
We will analyse all the expressions of interest, and if necessary we will match some of the interested partners for them to collaborate for the next step.
For Step 1, please find the Expression of Interest form bellow.
Step 2 : Sketch of the project
We will ask you to write an online sketch, alone or in collaboration with matching participants from the Expression of Interest. This sketch for your participatory science project will be another, more detailed form to fill in, answering questions like : what is the scientific project ? Why is it interesting ? Where would it take place ? How could this project be adapted for anybody from 7 to 77 ?
All sketches will have to be ready by the 30th of October 2021.
Step 3 : selection
Our team will analyse all the sketches by the 10th of November 2021 and select 3 among them to be launched in 2023 or 2024 (1 project for 2023 and 2 other for 2024).
Step 4 : oral presentation in UNO
The 3 winners of the Call for Proposal will present their project during OSI’s Geneva Forum, held from the 13th to the 16th of December 2021, in the United Nations in Geneva.
If you want more information on the Geneva Forum, please follow this link.
Any participant to this call for proposal can, at any time, register to the Geneva Forum independently from the result of the call.
Step 5 : integration to the OSI team
OSI will offer the initial training, called St1, to the winners of the call for projects.
It will take place in march 2022, in Paris.
If you want more information on the St1, please follow this link.
|For step 1, please fill in this form :|