The Fund is used to temporarily increase the research time for employees to enable them to:
a. prepare applications for personal grants
b. strengthen their publication list, to have a better chance of receiving funding when applying for personal grants in the near future.
For advice about eligibility and strategic planning, candidates are recommended to contact the Grant Team (email@example.com).
The increase of research time (and hence decrease in teaching duties) is 0.2 FTE for 6 months or 0.1 FTE for 12 months. It can take effect in the 2024/2025 academic year (September 2024-June 2025).
Applications can be prepared for the following grants instruments, followed by the application deadlines (please see the factsheet in annex II below):
The deadline for applications is 30 October 2023. Candidates will be notified of the result no later than 6 weeks after the deadline.
Applicants are researchers employed by the Faculty of Humanities of the UvA as UD, UHD or full professor, with a permanent position. UD’s (assistant professors) who receive a ‘Startersbeurs’ in 2023 cannot apply. Applicants need to obtain the consent of the department chair and the director of the research school before a RIS grant can come into effect (see parts 3 and 4 of the guidelines).
It is possible to apply for a RIS Fund grant more than once, but not until two years after receiving the previous grant. It is not possible to use a RIS grant twice for the same proposal, i.e. to first strengthen the publication list and then write the actual application.
a. For the preparation of a grant application:
b. To strengthen the list of publications:
The Board of the Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research will consider the applications based on grant-specific criteria and indicators, viz. the quality of the cv and the research plan. The Board is advised by the Grant Team Humanities and the Board of Research Directors (Onderzoeksraad).
Applications are submitted by e-mail to Sarah Randeraad via AIHRfirstname.lastname@example.org as one file in PDF format. Please follow the guidelines for applications in annex I below.