Call for papers

Crowdsourcing project – Maastricht University: going the extra mile!

We invite UM students to challenge the creative half of their brain to come up with a concept to attract attention from a young public so that they are triggered to find out more information about Maastricht University.

Check the website for more information. We would like to receive your creative concept digitally at the latest on 30 November 2017 by 12.00 noon. If your proposal is selected you will be rewarded with an Apple iPad 2017 WiFi 32Gb.

Visionary Essay Competition on the Future of Data-driven Society

Maastricht University students and employees are invited to submit visionary essays concerning the future of modern data-driven society. Essays by students will be given priority. Please send your essay to before Sunday 17 December 2017, 23.59 CEST. The winners will be announced during the pre-Dies Natalis event on 25 January 2018.

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Data Science Research Competition

Maastricht University students and employees are invited to participate in a competition for innovative research proposals that aim at designing cutting-edge research using data science to tackle key problems of societal relevance. Please submit your proposal to before Sunday 17 December 2017, 23.59 CEST. Proposals should be interdisciplinary and involve both students and staff members.

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Erasmus Prize Essay Competition ‘Knowledge, Power & Diversity’

On the occasion of the award of the 2017 Erasmus Prize to sociologist Michèle Lamont, the Praemium Erasmianum Foundation is organising an essay competition on the theme ‘Knowledge, Power and Diversity’ for students. Students of social sciences are invited to connect the three themes, and may draw inspiration from Michèle Lamont. Send your submission via email by Wednesday 1 November. A jury will select three essays from those submitted.

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Call for Papers: Sociolinguistics Circle 2018

The Sociolinguistics Circle is an annual one-day conference aiming to bring together students and researchers of language variation, sociolinguistics and social dynamics of language with a connection to the Low Countries. The upcoming, fifth edition will take place at Maastricht University, on Friday 6 April 2018. For this edition, we also invite BA and MA students to submit their work for (poster) presentation.

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FASoS to host 5th Sociolinguistics Circle in April 2018

The first Sociolinguistics Circle was hosted by the University of Groningen in March 2014. The next edition will be hosted by the chair ‘Language culture in Limburg’ of Maastricht University at FASoS and will take place on Friday 6 April 2018. For this fifth edition, bachelor’s and master’s students are also invited to submit their work for (poster) presentations.
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#BAES15 student blog competition: ‘Brexit and the future of the EU’

Fifteen years of European Studies. Fifteen years in which Europe has changed in many ways. From Big Bang Enlargement to the financial crisis and, of course, Brexit. The latter has marked the beginning of a period of reflection and intense debate about the EU’s future. Do you want to contribute to this debate and have your writing published online? Check out the #BAES15 student blog competition.

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Essay competition on the most important scientific breakthrough

The KHMW (Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen) and the Dutch newspaper NRC announce their eighth essay competition. The theme of this year is ‘What will be the most important scientific breakthrough in the 21st century?’. Submit your essay before 15 June. More information can be found online.

Call for freelance writers and artists for Mosaïek magazine

Mosaïek magazine is calling for freelance writers and artists among our staff and students. Mosaiek is an independent, non-profit magazine, exclusively run by FASoS students, which encourages expression in relation to humanities and social sciences. Join our second meeting on Monday 27 March, 18.00, in room 2.020 (also known as ‘StudentReps Office’) or send us an email at

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Wanted: Talented Dutch writers for WriteNow! contest

Are you between 15 and 24 years old and do you enjoy writing in Dutch? If so, you are invited to submit your entries for the Write Now! 2017 writing contest. The submission deadline is Saturday 1 April. For more information check the Write Now website.

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