As of 1 September 2018, the UvA FGw Cutting Edge Research Fund will be reopened.
Applications can be submitted continuously until no later than 30 June 2019. Furthermore, the call’s scope has been widen for Research Fellowships, now also enabling applicants to prepare an application by a consortium in the context of the Dutch National Research Agenda (NWA) and the Dutch Top Sectors.
The UvA Faculty of Humanities offers the funding scheme 'Cutting Edge Research Fund' that fosters (inter)national collaboration aimed at innovative, cutting edge research.
Applications are invited for two types of grants: 1. Network Grants and 2. Research Fellowships.
The Fund was made available by the Sustainable Humanities Programme (Duurzame Geesteswetenschappen).
The UvA FGw Cutting Edge Research Fund is intended to support research staff in initiating or further developing (inter)national networking activities, with the aim of increasing research collaborations with foreign partners that can lead to EU funding by a consortium (e.g., Horizon 2020: Marie Curie RISE, Marie Curie ITN, Societal Challenges; Creative Europe; COST).
In addition, the fund is intended to support research staff in preparing EU applications by a consortium and/or applications by a consortium in the context of the NWA and the Dutch Top Sectors.
NB. This funding scheme is not intended to support the preparation of personal grants (ERC Starting/Consolidate/Advanced, NWO Veni/Vidi/Vici) or grant proposals for the NWO Open Competition.
This scheme operates without formal deadlines. Applicants are able to submit an application continuously until no later than 30 June 2019. We aim to inform applicants of the outcome of their application within two months from the date of submission.
Applicants applying for a Research Fellowship must do so at least 6 months before the intended start date. The start date must coincide with the start of a new semester.
Two kinds of Network grants can be applied for:
Network Grant – Initiate
Intended for organising network meetings with foreign partners from at least four different countries to be held at the UvA, with the aim of developing new international networks and interactions. The goal of the meeting(s) is to jointly explore the possibilities of setting up an international consortium for EU funding.
A maximum of € 2500 can be applied for (for e.g., travel and accommodation expenses of participants, catering costs).
Network Grant – Consolidate
Intended for organising network meetings with foreign partners from at least four different countries to be held at the UvA, with the aim of further developing and strengthening international collaboration, and ultimately submitting an application for EU funding by an international consortium.
A maximum of € 5000 can be applied for (for e.g., travel and accommodation expenses of participants, catering costs).
NB. NWO offers network grants for matchmaking events, within one or more of the 25 routes of the Dutch National Research Agenda (NWA) from the portfolio for Research and Innovation. The purpose of the Matchmaking events is to form (new) consortia across the entire knowledge chain and developing proposals for innovative research. For each initiative, a maximum of € 10,000 can be applied for. See https://www.nwo.nl/en/funding/our-funding-instruments/nwa/dutch-national-research-agenda---matchmaking-events/dutch-national-research-agenda---matchmaking-events.html.
Applicants can apply for a Research Fellowship consisting of:
The funding will be used to temporarily release a senior staff member from teaching duties to enable him/her to prepare an application for EU, NWA or Top Sector funding by a consortium. The UvA staff member is the proposal coordinator of the consortium, or has a significant role in the consortium (e.g., work package leader). The bench fee for a proposal coordinator will cover the costs of organising meetings with consortium partners (from at least four different countries and/or of an interdisciplinary and knowledge chain-wide composition) for the preparation of the joint application. The bench fee for a partner will cover personal travel and accommodation expenses.
An expert panel will consider the applications primarily on the basis of the quality of the applicant, the quality of the consortium, the potential of the project idea, and the organisation and coherency of the work plan.
An expert panel will consider the applications primarily on the basis of the quality of the applicant, the quality of the consortium, the scientific quality and feasibility of the proposed project, and the organisation and coherency of the work plan.
Applications can be submitted continuously until no later than 30 June 2019 by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org as one file in PDF format.
Simon Speksnijder, email@example.com, 020-5256234