Esta base de dados CONCISE apresenta exemplos que podem servir de inspiração para resolver as barreiras que os investigadores e comunicadores profissionais enfrentam quando se desenvolvem comunicação de ciência.

Esta tabela e o relatório não são uma lista exaustiva de boas práticas. O valor desta base de dados reside em fornecer estudos de casos e possíveis soluções para as principais barreiras identificadas para o desenvolvimento da comunicação de ciênca. Os critérios de selecção são:

  1. Diversidade: As soluções são propostas tendo em conta tanto a heterogeneidade geográfica como a heterogeneidade do público-alvo.
  2. Originalidade: Cada categoria inclui cinco soluções diferentes para promover a comunicação de ciência.
  3. Atualidade: Os casos seleccionados oferecem soluções que estão actualmente a ser levadas a cabo.
  4. Disponibilidade de informação

No relatório “Base de dados de práticas inspiradoras e recomendações sobre o envolvimento de cientistas e comunicadores com a comunicação científica” são dados mais pormenores sobre o enquadramento desta base de dados, os seus objectivos e a metodologia (Link).

Informação complementar: o nosso projecto irmão QUEST tem também informação interessante sobre formação em comunicação científica (Link:

TitleBrief descriptionCountryTarget audienceCategory
Prêmio José Reis de Divulgação Científica e TecnológicaAward granted annually by the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development to the institution, communication company (newspaper, magazine, television station, etc.) or individual, researcher or journalist, who has most contributed to the dissemination of science and technology in Brazil.BrazilJournalists, researchers, communication companies, Research institutionsAwards
European Science Writers AwardAward to editors and writers for their achievements for the promotion of science journalism in Europe since 2001. The senior prize so called “Award for Lifetime Achievements” and the two “Junior” prizes were awarded every two years at the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF). European Union countriesScience editors and writersAwards
FameLabFamelab is an international contest of scientific monologues. Its main objective is to promote the popularization of science by identifying, training and publicizing new talents, new spokespersons for science through an innovative format, the science monologue.InternationalResearchers, journalists, scholarsAwards
Premio Boehringer Ingelheim al Periodismo en MedicinaJournalistic awards with the aim of promoting and recognizing the work of journalists and the media in disseminating and bringing public opinion closer to the advances that are taking place in the field of medicine and health.SpainJournalistsAwards
Sentinel Awards Awards to recognize exemplary achievements in TV storylines that inform, educate and motivate viewers to make choices for healthier and safer lives.USATV showsAwards
CSIROScience communication skills included as a criterion for recruitment and career promotion in science and engineering research positions.AustraliaResearchersCareer progression
EU-LIFEScience communication activities used to evaluate candidates recruitment and career promotion in all EU-LIFE institutes.European countriesResearchersCareer progression
Conferencia de Rectores de las Universidades Españolas Assessment guide with specific criteria for science communication activities of university research staff proposed by the Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities (Conferencia de Rectores de las Universidades Españolas).SpainResearchersCareer progression
University of Wisconsin - MadisonScience communication, outreach and public engagement activities included in the criterion for tenure promotion of research staff of the University of Wisconsin - Madison. USAResearchersCareer progression
University of BirminghamScience communication skills included as a criterion for recruitment to research staff positions.UKResearchersCareer progression
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis Science Communication FellowshipThe IIASA Science Communication Fellowship, established in 2016, provides the opportunity for one to two early-career science communicators to gain hands-on experience in the IIASA Communications Department each summer.AustriaGraduate studentsFellowship
Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT A nine-month fellowship program that brings together a small group of elite journalists from across the globe for two semesters of study, intellectual growth, and exploration at MIT, Harvard, and other institutions in Cambridge and greater Boston.InternationalScience journalistsFellowship
Erice International School of Scientific JournalismThe School is based on lectures, interactive sessions and other activities held by international experts in the fields of science, journalism and communication, and encourages a lively discussion on how to communicate scientific results in different ways and through different media.InternationalEarly career science journalists, science communicators, studentsFellowship
British Science Association Media FellowsThe British Science Association Media Fellowships provide a unique opportunity for practicing scientists, clinicians and engineers to spend two to six weeks working at the heart of a media outlet such as the Guardian, BBC Breakfast or the Londonist.UKScientists, clinicians and engineersFellowship
Science News InternshipScience News, the award-winning magazine covering all fields of science for a general readership, is now accepting applications for its science writing internships. Interns work as full-time science writers under the guidance of Science News editors and writers. Internships are offered in fall, spring and summer each year.USAJournalism studentsFellowship
European CommissionDemand for communication, dissemination and promotion of European Commission funded projectsEuropean Union countriesResearchersFunding
Fundação para a Ciência e a TecnologiaSince 2016, Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology funded projects must include a dissemination plan with a dedicated item in the budget. In some calls the dissemination costs have to be at least 15% of the total budget. PortugalResearchersFunding
Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la TecnologíaSpanish Foundation for Science and Technology open yearly specific funding calls devoted to science dissemination and communication projectsSpainResearchers and science communication professionalsFunding
Swiss National Science FoundationThe Swiss National Science Foundation funds specific projects to foster dialogue between scientists and society. It encourages researchers to communicate their current research to an audience of lay people. SwitzerlandResearchersFunding
Network of fundersThe Rita Allen foundation built in 2017 a network of funders who recognize and support the need to invest in productive public engagement with evidence-based science communication.USAScience communication professionalsFunding
Master Information et médiation scientifique et technique (IMST)Master program offered by the Université Bordeaux Montaigne that aims to study science, its discourse, its concepts, its relations with society, in its historical, philosophical, sociological, ethical and communicative dimensions.FranceGraduate studentsTraining
Science communication and BionicsBachelor program on linking communication practice with rigorous research methodologies offered by the Rhine-Waal University of Applied SciencesGemanyUndergraduate studentsTraining
Master in Science EducationMaster program offered by the Trinity College Dublin to give students the academic and practical skills they need to develop a critical understanding of the role of science education, research and communication in society.IrelandGraduate studentsTraining
Máster en comunicación científica, médica y ambientalStellenbosch University offers a Master program in the field of science and technology studies, with a specialisation in science and public engagement. The course content focuses on challenges associated with the communication between science, public audiences and stakeholder groups in society, with a special focus on Africa.South AfricaGraduate studentsTraining
Máster en comunicación científica, médica y ambientalMaster program offered by the Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Barcelona School of Management. This course combines theory and practice to provide students with the skills and critical thinking necessary to meet current job demands in all aspects of scientific, medical, and environmental communication.SpainGraduate studentsTraining