The Science for Society foundation, under the aegis of Fondation de Luxembourg, with support from the FNR launches the 2022 edition of the ‘Science for Society’ prize. Deadline to apply is 7 November 2022, 14:00 CET. The prize is doted with 5000 EUR.
The Science for Society prize rewards a project, an action, or a set of activities that have enabled the general public to:
- reveal, explain and put scientific evidence into context in public debate
- and/or understand and develop critical thinking based on scientific facts,
- and/or debunk fake news or associated communications linked to societal issues thanks to a scientific demonstration and/or exceptional communication efforts.
The award amounts to EUR 5,000. Laureates will be handed over their award by the Science for Society foundation at a special ceremony and the foundation Science for Society and the FNR will promote and publicize the awardees and their achievements. Applications must be received by 7 November, 14:00 CET.
About Fondation de Luxembourg
The Fondation de Luxembourg was created in December 2008 by the Luxembourg State and the Oeuvre Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte. Its mission is to promote private philanthropic commitment. The structure was set up to meet the growing need for a centre of expertise in philanthropy in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and to encourage and facilitate philanthropic commitments made by private individuals and/or businesses.
About the Science for Society Foundation
The Science for Society Foundation supports organisations and projects aiming at communicating unbiased scientific information to opinion leaders and the general public. The Foundation especially targets its support in scientific fields in which the information tends to be biased because of political agendas or emotional content, such as the environment, health or sustainable development issues. It envisions that a better understanding of science in areas that are important for Society will foster sounder debates and more informed policy decisions.
21 Mar 2023
The 2022 Science for Society Prize, an initiative of the Science for Society Foundation, under the aegis of Fondation de Luxembourg and with support from the FNR, has been awarded to the Research Luxembourg COVID-19 Task Force, represented by Prof. Paul Wilmes from the University of Luxembourg.
16 Mar 2022
On Tuesday, 8 March, the inaugural edition of the annual Science for Society Prize came to a close at a ceremony celebrating this year’s laureate, the Luxembourg Science Center. The recently created Prize is an initiative of the Science for Society Foundation – under the aegis of Fondation de Luxembourg, and organised with the FNR – that rewards effective communication of credible scientific information to the general public.