2 minutes to read Posted on Thursday September 28, 2017

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Agiatis Benardou

Senior Research Associate , Digital Curation Unit Athena Research and Innovation Centre

Europeana Research Grants Programme 2017: call for submissions and guidelines for applicants

Europeana Research is happy to be launching the second call for submissions for the Research Grants Programme for the academic year 2017-2018. This year’s Grant proposals are encouraged to focus around the theme of Intercultural Dialogue in its broadest sense.

In European Cultural Heritage Strategy for the 21st Century the Council of Europe recognized “[c]ultural heritage, in all its components, tangible and intangible, is a key factor for the refocusing of our societies on the basis of dialogue between cultures, respect for identities and diversity, and a feeling of belonging to a community of values. Cultural heritage can play a key role as a means of building, negotiating and asserting identity” (2017, page xx). Along these lines, we encourage applicants to come up with individual research projects which make use of Europeana Collections content to showcase and explore the theme of intercultural dialogue by employing state of the art tools and methods in digital humanities to address a specific research question. We expect to see applications employing as much of the Europeana data (e.g., the API,) as possible.

  • Who can apply?

You should be a postgraduate or doctoral student, an early career scholar in any field within the humanities, social sciences, archival or information sciences.

  • How will Europeana Research be involved in your project?

You will be in charge of your own project and free to pursue it according to a schedule you define, provided that you complete the project by 1 May 2018. Selected members of the Europeana Research team and Advisory Board will be available to offer guidance and advice, based on their area of expertise and in accordance with your needs.

  • What funding is available?

Funding is available for up to 8,000 euros per successful project. Up to three successful proposals will be funded. Funding can be used for buyout of researcher time, travel, meetings, or developer costs. This funding does not include overheads.

  • What are the important dates that you should keep in mind?

The deadline for applications is Friday, October 20th, 2017. Proposals will be reviewed by early December 2017 and the list of successful projects will be announced shortly thereafter.

  • What will be the duration of the projects?

Each project will be funded for one to six months, but all final reports should be submitted in English by May 1st 2018.

  • How should you apply?

You should send an up-to-date CV accompanied by a 250-word abstract in English and a full three-page long proposal including work plan and outreach/dissemination plans to EuropeanaResearchGrants@europeana.eu

  • What should be included in the proposal document?

Your proposal should include your research question, your methodology, what (digital) tools you’ll use, what parts of the  Europeana platform you’ll use, a work plan, and any engagements you plan to have with your work (speaking, outreach, dissemination engagements or publications)

  • What should the work plan contain?

The work plan will be used to see if the project is feasible and well-thought out in terms of schedule and resource allocation. Submitting a gantt chart or an equivalent work plan would be preferred. It should contain a clear breakdown of tasks, funding allocation spread over those tasks, resulting in a transparent workflow.

Do you have a question? Then don't hesitate to send us an e-mail about the Research Grants Programme at EuropeanaResearchGrants@europeana.eu

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