The call ‘NWA Science Communication’ funds projects that aim to strengthen the connection between science and society. For example by offering new science communication concepts to target groups without obvious links with science.

NWO has published the second call for proposals for science communication in the context of the Dutch Research Agenda (NWA). Based on experiences from the first call for proposals, NWO has adjusted the second call. The call “NWA Science Communication 2021-2022” strengthens the connection between science and society by providing funding for a wide spectrum of projects. The budget available for the call is 3 million euros.

Program objectives

Funding from the call for proposals NWA Science Communication enables professionals from knowledge institutions, museums and other public organizations to use new forms of science communication, but also to deploy existing communication tools differently. Ideally, new insights will arise about ways in which impact can be generated among a wider audience than just the target groups who are already interested in science. The call is specifically aimed at reaching a public that does not automatically come into contact with science and that has no clear idea about what exactly science is and its significance for society.

Dutch Research Agenda

On behalf of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, NWO has funded research in the context of the Dutch Research Agenda (NWA) since 2018. The aim of NWA research is to make a positive, structural contribution to the knowledge society of tomorrow, by building bridges today and jointly ensuring scientific and societal impact.

More information on the ‘NWA Science Communication’ call