Calls for proposals

Science Shop: scientific support for organizations and citizen groups

From February 1, 2019 to June 15, 2019

Do you belong to an organization, a neighborhood council or another group of citizens? Are you facing questions or issues that require specialized knowledge or insight from an urban planner, a sociologist or a lawyer? Submit your question to the Science Shop and the Université de Lyon will help you to find answers.

Depending on the topic and scope of the study required, your question will become a topic for an internship or a group project led by a student or a group of students, with support from professors and researchers. These studies are coordinated by the Science Shop, which selects the team of scientists who will work on each topic, follow-up on the progress of the project and fund grants for internships.

The Science Shop has supported a number of projects in the past, including studying the impact of a program against social isolation in Lyon, a plan to manage invasive plants in the lower Ain valley, analyzing the care pathway of people with “dys-” conditions, and the study of the correlation between the length of volunteer efforts and the reasons behind it.

Discover the full list of projects


The Science Shop creates opportunities for citizens to meet academics in order to build new knowledge and develop participatory research that offers concrete solutions to issues of public interest.

Photographs of the Science Shop in action

You will find further information in the call for projects and the application form to download in the sidebar.