FASoS Research

COST information session, on 11 April

Are you interested in setting up a (scientific) network, to for example do research with in the future? Do you want to know what funding is available from the EU (COST) and under which conditions? Are you interested in joining an existing COST network?

Then the UM COST information session on Thursday 11 April from 15.00 – 17.00 could be interesting for you!

Please register online before 8 April, 12.00.


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New A-Status track established in the FASoS SEO Fund

A new track is established in the FASoS SEO Fund for colleagues whose H2020, ERC or Jean Monnet proposal was evaluated well above threshold and/or recommended for funding, but was still rejected. The purpose of the incentive is to bring these applications into the funding ranks during the next round. The grant consists of max. €20.000,- and is awarded automatically to researchers who have reached specific scores in the previous application.


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New FASoS Aspasia fund established

A new FASoS Aspasia Fund is established to help female colleagues who are returning from maternity leave. The fund is intended to finance teaching reductions in order to help the researcher to start again after return from maternity leave, and to smoothen the transition. The fund is automatically available for researchers in a tenure (track) position at FASoS, and no other eligibility criteria apply.

Kiran Patel’s Projekt Europa discussed in the US

Partly funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation, Kiran Patel recently presented the findings of his 2018 book ‘Projekt Europa: Eine kritische Geschichte’ at various research universities in the United States.

He gave presentations at New York University, the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, the University of Colorado, Boulder, the University of California, Santa Barbara and, finally, the University of California, Berkeley.


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Call for applications RSF and VSF – round 1, 2019

The calls for the Research Stimulation Fund (RSF) as well as the ‘Valorisatie’ Stimulation Fund (VSF) are open as of today. Download the calls below for more information and use one of the applicable application forms to submit your proposal by 12 March 2019, 12.00 hours to research-fasos@maastrichtuniversity.nl.


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Research Connect: new funding database

As of 1 February 2019, UM is subscribed to ResearchConnect. It is a tool which enables you to easily identify funding opportunities. ResearchConnect replaces ResearchProfessional, for which the UM subscription ends on 28 February 2019. By creating alerts, you will receive up-to-date good information on funding opportunities.

Please view this video for a 10 minutes quick start on using ResearchConnect.

Webinars are scheduled on 19 and 25 February.


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Camilo Erlichman’s edited collection featured at Bochum University

On 30 January 2019, the University of Bochum, Germany, convened a workshop including a book presentation, reception, and panel discussion with local experts to celebrate an edited collection recently published by Camilo Erlichman together with Christopher Knowles: Transforming Occupation in the Western Zones of Germany: Politics, Everyday Life and Social Interactions, 1945-55 (Bloomsbury: London, 2018).


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Call for Proposals for Association for Interdisciplinary Studies conference

The Association for Interdisciplinary Studies calls for proposals for its annual conference in Amsterdam, 24-26 October 2019. The theme is ‘Interdisciplinary Research and Education in Global Contexts’. Contributions from attendees in all categories – from a diversity of fields, countries, and research or educational cultures, addressing different aspects of the conference theme are welcome. Deadline for submission is 1 April.

NWA Matchmaking event – SDGs for inclusive global development

On 18 February in Utrecht, a matchmaking workshop will be organised in response to the research challenges of the NWA-route ‘Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for inclusive global development’. The aim of the meeting is to explore and develop opportunities to submit a large research proposal to the 2019 NWA-ORC round. The preliminary theme of this proposal is ‘Climate Change in Africa: From Impact to Resilience’.

Save the date, more info to come.

Three FASoS researchers secure NWO-WOTRO grant

Three members of the Globalisation, Transnationalism and Development (GTD) research group have received a €500,000 grant to investigate the wellbeing of female workers in Ethiopian farms and factories. Prof. Valentina Mazzucato, Dr. Elsje Fourie and Dr. Bilisuma Dito will collaborate with colleagues from FPN and FHML, as well as with the Ethiopian Economics Association.


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