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NWO Domain Social Sciences and Humanities publishes 3 digitalisation calls

Society is permeated with developments that have become possible due to digital technology. This digitalisation brings an infinite number of possibilities but also risks and threats and raises major societal questions. Since technological and social developments go hand-in-hand with digitalisation, the NWO Domain Social Sciences and Humanities is publishing three new calls in the area of digitalisation this spring.


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New developments calls Dutch National Research Agenda (NWA)

The Dutch National Research Agenda consists out of four components, each of which will have call(s) in 2019:

  1. Annual call for Research along Routes by Consortia for all NWA routes.
  2. Thematic calls in cooperation with ministries.
  3. Maintaining networks and innovation of the NWA.
  4. Research communication and sharing knowledge.

Please read below for more information per component.


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ISRF Early Career Fellowship

Are you working on new approaches, and want to suggest new solutions, to real world social problems? Could you use funding to buy out the costs of replacing your teaching and/or other administration duties so you can focus on your research? Did you finish you PhD no longer than 10 years ago? Than think about applying for an Independent Social Research Foundation (ISRF) Early Career Fellowship! The application deadline is 15 February.


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New round NWO entrepreneurship funding

Do you have ideas on making more (commercial) use of the knowledge you developed? Could you use funding to do a feasibility study? Then think about applying for Take-off funding!

In the beginning of January, a new application round will open for Take-off, the funding instrument for knowledge utilisation that encourages activity and entrepreneurship within the Dutch knowledge institutions.


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Information session: upcoming NWO call aimed at SSH digitalisation

There will be a new NWO call in January 2019 with a focus on SSH digitalisation. The Faculty would like to flag this new call to interested researchers, but also map who might be interested in submitting an application.

Herewith you are invited for the information session on Tuesday 11 December, 11.00-12.00 at Grote Gracht 76, room 0.07. Please inform Lidwien Hollanders whether you will attend by sending a simple yes/no.


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NWO Call PhDs in the Humanities 2019

The NWO Call for PhDs in the Humanities 2019 is out. The deadline for applications for the internal FASoS selection is Tuesday 8 January 2019, at 12.00.

For more information please read the FASoS Selection Procedure.

Workshop: Diversify funding sources and impact from societal partnerships

Workshop on diversifying funding sources and impact from societal partnerships, on Wednesday 21 November from 14.00 – 16.00. Trainer: Jonathan Even-Zohar.

Register online.

Rethinking valorisation means looking differently at what else is happening in society. Many civil society organisations can benefit from cooperating with researchers.

The workshop will touch on four issues:

  1. EU societal grants
  2. Private foundations
  3. Societal partners
  4. Planning


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NWO Talent Scheme Information Meeting (Veni, Vidi, Vici) in the Hague

On Friday 9 November NWO is organising an information meeting for researchers that want to apply for a Veni, Vidi or Vici grant. Practical information will be given and laureates, selection committee members and NWO coordinators will share their experiences. The morning programme is for the Natural Sciences, Engineering and Life Sciences and the afternoon programme is for the Humanities and Social Sciences. The meetings will be held in English.


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FASoS call for SEO Marie Curie visiting fellow applications

FASoS opens a call for its staff to apply for SEO (Stimulating European Research) funding, track 5 ‘Marie Curie visiting fellow applications’.

Within this track you can request funding to invite promising post docs for one or two months (covering travel and accommodation plus workspace at FASoS) to FASoS with the aim of writing a Marie Curie fellowship application to be carried out at FASoS.


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Call for applications RSF and VSF – Round III

The calls for the Research Stimulation Fund (RSF) as well as the “Valorisatie” Stimulation (VSF) Fund are open as of today. Download the calls for more information and use one of the applicable application forms below to submit your proposal by 8 November 2018, 12.00 hours to research-fasos@maastrichtuniversity.nl.


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