In this second round, grants will be awarded of between €2.500 and €5.000 per grant, up to a total call budget of €15.000. With a well-developed argument grants higher than €5.000 can be also considered. Grants can be submitted continuously, between now and the final deadline of 15 October 2019. As a source of inspiration, we have broadened the range of examples of possible collaboration types.
The Seed Grants are provided to foster an interdisciplinary dialogue between urban scholars in the humanities and in the social sciences, and to stimulate original research in the field of Urban Studies. In particular, we aim to enable exchange and collaborations between researchers from the Amsterdam Centre for Cultural Heritage and Identity (ACHI), the Amsterdam Centre for Urban History (ACUH), the ASCA Cities Project and the Centre for Urban Studies (CUS). We especially appreciate proposals building on the ideas developed during the joint network day of January 24th , but are certainly open to any other ideas for collaboration and exchange that might have arisen since.
We believe that collaborations between these two domains can be advantageous in an academic funding landscape that is not only becoming increasingly competitive, but in which the social sciences and humanities are more and more conjoined in grant calls and funding schemes. Moreover, we find that research projects intrinsically strengthen from a combination of the societal imperative that social sciences researchers regard highly and the cultural interest and long-term perspective premised by humanities researchers.
This call is open to all sorts and forms of collaborations between the humanities and social sciences. Examples of activities to be considered for funding include (but are not limited to):
Activities exploring a new collaboration with the other domain, including around ideas emerged at the joint network day e.g.:
Activities exploring a collaboration to further develop an already existing project or research theme, such as those of the humanities in context or the 2018-2022 plan of the Centre for Urban Studies , e.g.:
More examples are conceivable. On the CUS website you can find more inspiring examples of activities funded by seed grants, both smaller and larger. We highly encourage creativity and are therefore very much open to activities and ideas other than those mentioned above. The only, but essential requirement is that the proposed activities enable exchange between urban scholars in the humanities and the social sciences, with an eye on potential future collaboration. Besides financial support, ACHI and CUS will help with the practical organization and communication of the awarded initiatives.
Eligible for Seed Grants are all ACHI and CUS members, as well as groups of applicants including at least one ACHI and CUS member. An important condition is that the proposal is jointly submitted by at least one member of CUS and one member of ACHI. If you want to apply for this Joint Seed Grant but struggle to find either an ACHI or CUS member that fits your project, do not hesitate to contact Julia Noordegraaf (ACHI) or Rosa Koetsenruijter (CUS).
Humanities scholars that are not yet a member of ACHI, through participation in this call automatically join as members. For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To be considered for this call, please send a project description of max. 600 words to email@example.com. Proposals can be submitted continuously between now and the final deadline of the 15th of October 2019 17.00. Do note that this call follows a first come first serve principle with regard to proposals that fulfill the below stipulated requirements.
The description should clearly explain: