How to Apply?


Nominated projects eligible to the CIMUSET Award must be less than 2 years old at the time of the nomination. They may cover all areas of museums and collections practice, including exhibition, education, conservation, research, management, new business models, design and architecture, art, ethics, service to the public, and strategic planning.

All science and technology museums and collections and science centres are eligible regardless of their location, type, or size. They do not have to be CIMUSET members.


Nominated projects must demonstrate how they meet the following criteria:

  1. How is the project developed and carried out in partnerships with different institutions and/or citizens, who represent diverse and interdisciplinary knowledge and competences?
  2. How is the project co-created?
  3. How has the project contributed with new methods to engage marginalized and diverse communities?
  4. How has the project empowered citizens and local communities to engage with science and technology in new ways?
  5. How has the project affected the institution on an organizational level?
  6. How does the project design ensure sustainability of the project in accordance with social, economic, environmental, and cultural perspectives?
  7. How does the project specifically address the UN SDGs?

How to apply

The nominator must fill out the nomination form.

The form must be sent to

Deadline for the 2023 award to be announced.

Evaluation of the nominations

The nominated projects will be access by an evaluation committee consisting of up to seven members. The committee consists of 1-2 members from the CIMUSET board, 3-4 members from a science and technology museum or a science centre, and 1 member from outside the museum sector. The committee will validate the nominations in accordance with the criteria.

The committee’s decision is final; no explanations will be given in discussions or correspondence.

Three projects will be announced as nominated for the CIMUSET Award two months prior to the announcement of the winning project, which will be announced during the annual CIMUSET general conference.