UvA FGw Aspasia Fund: Call for proposals (November 2019)

6 November 2018

The UvA FGw Aspasia Fund aims to support women in their career development within the Faculty of Humanities at the UvA and to expand their opportunities to conduct research.

The Fund was made available by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) as part of Aspasia grants awarded to UvA researchers  Yolande Jansen, Danielle van den Heuvel, Jill Hilditch, Justyna Wubs, Maartje van Gelder, Yolanda Rodríguez Pérez, Esther Peeren and Judith Rispens. A condition of the NWO grant is that part of the premium is used for diversity policy measures, which increase the career development of female staff within the institution.

Part of the Aspasia Fund will be used for temporary release from teaching duties through the present call for applications; another part will be used for other diversity policy activities.

Application deadline

8 February 2019, 14:00 CET.

What can be applied for?

The Fund will be used to temporarily release female academics from teaching duties to enable them

  1. to prepare applications for senior personal grants or
  2. to substantially strengthen the publication list of the candidate in order to increase the chance of success for future grant applications.

The release time from teaching duties is 0.2 FTE for one semester (6 months) or 0.1 FTE for two semesters (12 months) in the academic year 2019/2020; i.e. starting in or after September 2019. Applications can be prepared for the following grants with deadlines in 2020/21:

  • ERC Starting
  • ERC Consolidator
  • ERC Advanced
  • NWO Vidi
  • NWO Vici

Please note that the deadlines for these calls occur annually, but candidates who apply for the Aspasia Fund can only prepare an NWO/ERC grant proposal with a deadline after 2019. See the factsheet personal grants (PDF) below. For advice about eligibility and strategic planning, candidates can make an appointment with the FGw Grant team (subsidie-fgw@uva.nl).

Who can apply?

Applicants are female researchers employed by the Faculty of Humanities, UvA, who did not receive a grant from the FGw Aspasia Fund before.

a. For the preparation of a grant application:

  • Applicants intend to conduct the research project at the FGw of the UvA following the award of the grant.
  • Applicants meet the eligibility criteria of the grant they intend to apply for.
  • Applications are drawn up in accordance with the guidelines provided below and contain a description of the research, the type of grant being applied for, an academic CV, and a work plan.
  • The research project for which a grant is being applied for relates to the work of the research school and/or research priority area.
  • Applications are accompanied by a statement of consent from the Department Chair, ensuring release from teaching duties should the grant be awarded.
  • Applications are accompanied by a statement of consent from the director of the Research School, stating that the intended proposal fits within the research profile of the school.
  • Applicants commit to writing the intended research project.
  • Applicants commit to taking part in the corresponding support track organized by the Grant Team Humanities.

b. To strengthen the list of publications:

  • Applications are drawn up in accordance with the guidelines provided below and contain a description of the publication(s), the intended publisher of journal/book, an academic CV, and a work plan.
  • The publication(s) for which the Aspasia Fund is being applied for relates to the work of the research school and/or research priority area.
  • The publication(s) for which the Aspasia Fund is being applied for needs to be submitted (to the publisher/journal) by the end of the grant period.
  • Applications are accompanied by a statement of consent from the Department Chair, ensuring release from teaching duties should the Aspasia Fund be awarded.
  • Applications are accompanied by a statement of consent from the director of the Research School, stating that the intended proposal fits within the research profile of the school.
  • A clear indication is given of the NWO/ERC grant that the applicant is aiming to apply for when the publication list has been strengthened.
  • The applicants commit to write an application and to take part in the corresponding support track organized by the Grant Team Humanities.

Applications assessment

An expert panel consisting of Aspasia laureates and the research director of AIHR will consider the applications based on grant-specific criteria and indicators. In light of the grant being applied for, applications will be assessed primarily on the basis of the quality of the researcher and that of the research plan. The panel will receive advice from the Grant Team Humanities.

Timetable

  • 8 Feb 2019 - Applications deadline
  • Feb 2019 - Assessment and final decision by the panel
  • March 2019 - Result announced to applicants                                

Submitting an application

Applications are submitted by e-mail to subsidie-fgw@uva.nl as one file in PDF format. See the guidelines for drawing up a proposal (PDF) below.

Information

Sarah Randeraad, subsidie-fgw@uva.nl

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