Europeana Research Grants: Call for submissions and Guidelines for Applicants 2016-2017

5 September 2016 Comment

Europeana Research Grants: Call for submissions and Guidelines for Applicants 2016-2017

Update December 2016: The longlist has been announced!

Due to the overwhelming popularity of this scheme (we received over 100 applications) we will need little more time to process all the applications than anticipated. You should hear from us by late November, but please don't think that nothing is happening: we are working through the material submitted, and hope to contact everyone as soon as possible. We will contact you directly if we have any queries about your proposal.

  • What are we looking for?

We are looking for individual research projects which make use of Europeana Collections for research purposes: employing state of the art tools and methods in the Digital Humanities to address a specific research question. We expect to see applications deploying as much of the Europeana data (e.g., the API, metadata) 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 your own work schedule. Selected members of the Europeana Research Team and Advisory Board will be there to guide and advise you, based on their area of expertise and in accordance with your needs.

  • What funding is available?

Funding is available for up to 8,000 euro per successful project. 3-5 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 you should have in mind?

***The call for applications is now closed***

***New deadline for applications: Thursday, October 20th 2016 ***

Proposals will be reviewed by Friday, November 4th 2016 and the list of successful projects will be announced by Friday, November 25th 2016.

  • What will be the duration of the projects?

Each project will be funded for one to six months, but all the work must be carried out during the period of December 1st 2016- May 1st 2017. The final reports should be submitted in English by May 1st 2017.

  • How should you apply?

You should send an updated CV alongside a publications list, accompanied by a 500-word project proposal including work plan to Dr. Agiatis Benardou (a.benardou@dcu.gr), and we will take care of the rest!

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