In light of the coronavirus pandemic and its consequences for our society, it has become clear how systemically relevant science, good science communication, and diligent science journalism are. Only when all sections of society are able to grasp the scientific bases upon which political measures are taken, when they have opportunities for dialog and access to qualified information, can we build trust and maintain supportive behavior over the long term.
With this funding initiative, we are supporting projects that aim to contribute to science-based communication about the coronavirus crisis and beyond. Due to the many applications we received with outstanding project ideas, our funding volume was exhausted within just a few weeks. We are very pleased with the enormous response to our invitation and present the sponsored projects below.