Research Calls

Preparing a large grant application or strategic consortia

Who: This action invites proposals from a team of (at least) two researchers from (at least) two faculties with proven academic quality and interdisciplinary ambitions aiming to write a large grant application or establish a large-scale consortium positioned within and/or led from the Maastricht, Working on Europe research agenda. The available funding aims to relieve each member of the research team of teaching or administrative duties for a period of one month per project, and instead provide the researchers with dedicated research time.

Ambition: Form an interfaculty, interdisciplinary collaboration to jointly work on the preparation and submission of an interdisciplinary, large grant application at the scale of an NWO application or an international equivalent. Alternatively, the team of researchers can use this freed time to invest in the creation of large-scale long-term consortia, for example within NWO, H2020 or an equivalent international scheme.

Funding: The seed money aims to finance a maximum of twelve projects per year. Awarded funding should be allocated in 2020.

This call is currently closed.

Fundamental research – Early career scholars

Who: This action applies to a team of (a minimum of) two early-career scholars from (at least) two faculties with a notable interdisciplinary basis who obtained a Ph.D. degree within the last ten years. The funding aims to relieve the research team of teaching and/or administrative duties for (a maximum of) four months (per team), and instead provide the researchers with dedicated research time.

Ambition: A working paper leading to the subsequent publication in a peer-reviewed journal is the minimum required output of each project. Please note that the awarded funding should be allocated in 2020.

 

This call is currently closed.

Policy Briefs

Who: This funding applies to research conducted within one or more of the four defined research themes of the Maastricht, Working on Europe research agenda and researchers who wish to publish this research in the form of policy briefs for a clearly defined public and/or societal partner.

Results: Policy briefs and summaries are small reports tailored to the needs of policymakers, so as to inform them about available evidence on specific questions and issues. The material is presented in an accessible and user-friendly format. A minimum of one policy brief is the required output of each application produced within a period of three to nine months. Please note policy briefs should be between 2500 – 7500 words, excluding infographics. The policy brief(s) produced will be part of the collective “policy briefs collection” of Studio Europa and the Maastricht, Working on Europe project.

Outreach activities: Researchers contribute positively to the promotion of the overall Maastricht, Working on Europa initiative. Affinity or proven creativity in societal impact is seen as a plus for applications.

Funding: Call 4 aims to finance a minimum of ten and a maximum of twelve policy briefs applications per year. We offer a range of funding from €1,500 to €5,000, including overhead, per policy brief, depending on the length of the brief and time. Funding is available on a rolling basis until the available budget is spent, meaning first come, first served (given sufficient quality). Please note that there will be peer review and funding is allocated once the final version of the policy brief had been accepted for publication.

Open now, allocation of funds on a rolling basis.

Workshops and conferences

Who: This action invites proposals from researchers from a minimum of two Faculties at Maastricht University, who wish to organise an interdisciplinary academic workshop or conference within one or more of the four defined research themes of the Maastricht, Working on Europe research agenda.

Results: The conferences and workshops may be large- or small-scaled and are part of the Maastricht, Working on Europe events calendar. Besides conferences and workshops, other creative proposals such as pod-cast creation or other innovative forms of workshops and/or conferences, as well as broad target publications, and the setting up of open access source collections and accessible databases may also be eligible for seed funding.

Open now,  allocation of funds on a rolling basis.

Research calls:

The research proposals and applications must be:

  1. innovative and of high academic quality;
  2. clearly linked to one of the four defined main research themes;
  3. interdisciplinary and interfacultary in nature;
  4. show a strong societal impact, outreach and/or citizen science component and/or;
  5. include acquisition of external funding (i.e. “a fly-wheel effect”).

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