Call for Proposals | Research Innovation and Sustainability Fund

19 December 2017

The UvA Faculty of Humanities offers a new funding scheme that aims to support staff in their career development within the faculty and to expand their opportunities to conduct research.

The Research Innovation and Sustainability (RIS) Fund enables employees to apply for temporary teaching release in order to have more time to write grant applications, or to finish one or more (substantial, strategic) publications so as to strengthen the track record significantly and qualify for a successful grant application in the near future.

In 2018 approximately ten applicants can be awarded a RIS fellowship.

Application deadlines

In 2018 there will be two deadlines for submitting applications: 1 March 2018 and 1 September 2018. In each round about five fellowships will be awarded.

Candidates will be notified of the result no later than 4 weeks after the relevant deadline.

NB. For the March round, the release time will take effect on 1 September 2018; for the September round it will take effect on 1 February 2019.

What can be applied for?

The Fund will be used to temporarily release employees from teaching tasks to enable them to:

  1. prepare applications for personal grants, or
  2. 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 6 months or 0.1 FTE for 12 months in the academic year 2018/2019. Applications can be prepared for the following grants in 2019/20:

  • ERC Starting – expected deadline October 2019
  • ERC Consolidator – expected deadline February 2019/2020
  • ERC Advanced – expected deadline September 2019
  • NWO Vidi – expected deadline October 2019
  • NWO Vici – expected deadline preproposals March 2019/2020

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 researchers employed by the Faculty of Humanities, UvA (UD, UHD or full professors with a permanent position).

Application requirements

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 NWO/ERC 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 RIS fellowship 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 grant application.
  • 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 RIS fellowship is being applied for relate(s) to the work of the research school and/or research priority area.
  • The publication(s) for which the RIS fellowship is being applied for need(s) 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 RIS fellowship 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 ERC/NWO grant that the applicant is aiming to apply for when the publication list has been strengthened.
  • Applicants commit to writing a grant application and to taking part in the corresponding support track organized by the Grant Team Humanities.

Applications assessment

The Board of the Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research 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 Board will receive advice from the Grant Team Humanities.

Submitting an application

Applications are submitted by e-mail to AIHR-fgw@uva.nl as one file in PDF format.

Information

Brigit van der Pas - AIHR-fgw@uva.nl

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