Forskar Grand Prix 2017
|Coordinator||VETENSKAP & ALLMÄNHET, VA - Vetenskap & Allmänhet VA|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 144 000|
|Project duration||June 2017 - December 2017|
Purpose and goal
The aim of the competition is to stimulate researchers to participate in a dialogue with the outside world, increase public interest in research and the research profession, pay attention to the various actors on the importance of scientists communicate their research and ultimately contribute to more contacts and meetings between scientists and the world will permission. The competition also aims to provide the research communications higher status and more attention, as well as to show the breadth of Swedish research.
Expected results and effects
A total of 34 graduate students and researchers, 62% women and 38% men participated in the regional competitions. In the finals seven women and two men competed. Regional competitions were attended by about 1 000 people, the finals about 400. Researchers´ Grand Prix was mentioned in the media a total of 37 times until December 31st 2016 and the live broadcast had 1200 views. The contest received high ratings in the evaluations, both among the participating researchers and visitors
Planned approach and implementation
Seven regional competitions took place as part of the science festival ForskarFredag, September 29, financed by the respective local organizer. The winners of the competitions met in the final in Stockholm on 28 November, which was organized jointly by the four research councils and the VA.