The Centre for Urban Studies launches a new round of Seed Grants to be spent in 2022. In this round, four Seed Grants with a maximum of up to €2.500 per grant, and three Seed Grants XL with a maximum of up to €10.000 per grant will be awarded.
The grants are provided to help to realise academic dreams through assisting our members in their work, in fostering an inter/transdisciplinary dialogue, and in stimulating original research in the field of Urban Studies. We especially appreciate initiatives that:
The Seed Grant XL (€10.000) aims to support and facilitate bigger and more innovative research initiatives (the ‘academic dreams’) of CUS’ research staff, which cannot be realised within the budget of a regular Seed Grant (€2.500). It can be initiated by both permanent and temporary staff (PhDs, Post Docs, contracted staff).
Examples of projects to be considered for funding are:
These are examples, but we highly encourage creativity and are therefore open to new activities and ideas other than mentioned above.
Eligible for Seed Grants and Seed Grants XL are all CUS members, as well as groups of applicants including at least one CUS member. One person can only apply once for the same call (either regular or XL). Additionally, each proposal should involve a member from at least two different programme groups, departments or faculties. Seed grant budgets cannot be used for compensating work hours by UvA staff.
Besides financial support, the Centre for Urban Studies will assist in the communication of the projects that are awarded a grant. The practical organization of the activities remains the responsibility of the grant holders. We expect the projects to begin and end in 2022.
To be eligible, the proposal should not exceed 750 words. It should also include all of the following sections, in this order:
Seed Grant XL proposals can reach 1000 words, and should also include an additional section on:
To be considered for this round of Seed Grants and Seed Grants XL, please send a project description of max. 750 words to: email@example.com by Friday December 24th 2021 at the latest. Applications arriving after this date will not be considered.
If applications only marginally outnumber the available funding (when there are seven or less applications and/or when there is a significant difference in quality), the grants will be awarded by the director and coordinator of the Centre for Urban Studies, based on the CVs of the applicants and the criteria stated above. We expect to do this early January 2022. If applications significantly outnumber funding possibilities (when there are more than seven applications and/or when there are no significant differences in quality), the director and coordinator will prepare a report supporting a potential decision and submit it to the Executive and Advisory boards of the Centre for Urban Studies. In case consensus cannot be reached, a vote will be called.
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We very much look forward to receiving your project proposals!