The Falling Walls Global International Competition 2024 for Science Enthusiasts

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  • Falling Walls posted 4 months ago
  • Posted: March 16, 2024 -Accepting applications

Opportunity Detail

  • Language Requirement Not required
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Level Non-Degree /Short program
  • Eligible Region/Countries


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  • Medium of Instruction English
  • Opportunity ID 69724

Opportunity Description

The Falling Walls Global Call is a worldwide competition format that brings together scientists from various backgrounds. They’re looking for the year’s most creative and innovative breakthroughs! Falling Walls introduces the most recent scientific discoveries to a diverse audience from all walks of life, promoting discussion about science and creativity. They are looking forward to the Falling Walls Science Conference 2024 to recognize those working on these topics.

The goal is to recognize noteworthy and groundbreaking research activities in each category. Through “breakthrough research,” they explore activities that address global challenges and transmit scientific information in creative ways. They encourage an interdisciplinary approach to science.

They invite nominations from leading academic institutions, universities, research organizations, corporations, private and public research institutes, academies, research funders, foundations, and individuals.

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Brief Details

  • Offered by: Falling Walls
  • Application Open Date: March 1, 2024
  • Deadline: May 1, 2024
  • Type: Conference
  • Language: English
  • Eligible Nations: Global


  • Life Sciences: Biology, neuroscience, and zoology are all examples of scientific disciplines that look into life and organisms.
  • Physical Sciences:  The study of natural occurrences in chemistry, physics, astronomy, and the earth’s atmosphere and space.
  • Engineering and Technology: The application of science and math in practical fields such as information technology, mechanical engineering, and artificial intelligence.
  • Social Sciences & Humanities: The framework and operations of human society as well as the interpersonal interactions of its members, including politics, economics, and philosophy.
  • Art & Science: Artists whose works of art highlight the wonders of scientific discoveries or illuminate societal challenges or natural occurrences through their inspiration and influence from science.
  • Science Start-ups (Falling Walls Venture): Creative startups that have successfully adapted cutting-edge scientific concepts into viable commercial plans.
  • Science Engagement (Falling Walls Engage): Initiatives for participatory scientific interaction that foster learning from one another and help both science and society.
  • New in 2024: Women’s Impact Award (Female Science Talents): Outstanding multidisciplinary research and involvement that supports the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN, diversity in science and academia, and gender equality.Falling Walls Female Science Talents accepts entries from cis and trans women, genderqueer individuals, and non-binary persons, and adopts an inclusive definition of women.
Applicant’s Own Project Categories

Life Sciences | Physical Sciences | Engineering & Technology | Social Sciences & Humanities | Art & Science: It is possible to submit your own work. To nominate yourself, kindly go through the nomination process on their web platform. An email confirming your nomination will be sent to you so you can provide further information about your initiative.

Emerging Talents: You may apply directly to a worldwide Falling Walls Lab by going here if you’re interested in taking part in the Emerging Talents category (Falling Walls Lab) for students and early-career professionals.

Science Start-ups: It wouldn’t be possible to nominate oneself. A nominating institution, such as a university or research organization, must support startups.

Science Engagement: Using your own project, you may apply directly.

Women’s Impact Award: You have the option to submit immediately with your own project in addition to recommending someone else. To apply, kindly complete the online application process on our platform. An email will be sent to you to confirm your application.

You can participate in the Emerging Talents category (Falling Walls Lab) for students and early-career professionals if you would like to apply directly to a worldwide Falling Walls Lab through the Falling Walls website by clicking here

  • Increase the visibility of your initiative internationally.
  • Join the Falling Walls network to connect with a global network of innovators, decision-makers, and up-and-coming talent. Become a part of an interdisciplinary community dedicated to removing obstacles in order to solve shared problems.
  • Get the chance to participate in the Falling Walls Science Summit 2024, a four-day event including thought-provoking talks, lively panel discussions, captivating pitches, and much more on subjects pertaining to science, its communities, and the opportunities that arise from it.
  • Seize the opportunity to showcase your innovative work to a worldwide audience on our stage at the Falling Walls Science Summit in Berlin on November 9, 2024, and vie for the title of Falling Walls Science Breakthrough of the Year.


  • You can submit an application with your own research or recommend exceptional research.
  • Their objective is to identify outstanding and innovative research initiatives throughout the several categories. In light of current “breakthrough research,” they are especially searching for initiatives that tackle world issues and creatively convey scientific information. They support a scientific method that is multidisciplinary.
  • Leading academic institutions, universities, research organizations, businesses, academies, private and public research centers, research funders, foundations, and people are invited to submit proposals for the creative minds behind the newest scientific discoveries and noteworthy initiatives.

How to Apply?

Applications for the Falling Walls Science Breakthrough of the Year will be accepted from March 1 through May 1, 2024. You must register on their web platform in order to submit an application.

A few questions about yourself and the project you want to nominate will need to be filled out. To allow the candidate to accept the nomination and provide further details about their initiative before the deadline, they advise making your nomination as soon as possible.

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For more details about Falling Walls Global Call, kindly refer to Falling Wall’s official website.

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