Reminder: call for applications FASoS Valorisation Prize

All staff members of FASoS are encouraged to apply for the Valorisation Prize.

Submit your application by Monday 23 March 2020 to research-fasos@maastrichtuniversity.nl.

For more information, please contact Kim van Honk (phone: 83099).

Eligibility criteria

Where a single person applies, s/he must be a FASoS staff member. Teams must comprise at least one FASoS staff member.

Projects must demonstrate that they build on existing research at FASoS and that they have created demonstrable societal value. The prize is not restricted to any specific form of valorisation activity. Rather, it aims to celebrate and support the diversity of valorisation activities at FASoS.

The selection committee will assess, inter alia, the originality and creativity of past and future valorisation activities, the evidence of successful knowledge transfer and the societal impact of activities, and the way in which research and valorisation activities are linked.

The prize of €2,000 will go into the personal budget of the FASoS staff member(s). The prize will be awarded at the Research Heidag which takes place on 4 June 2020.

How to apply

The application template is provided only as a guidance. Applicants are encouraged to address the evaluation criteria by submitting atypical, interactive, and/or multimodal supporting documentation.

Submit your application by 23 March 2020 to research-fasos@maastrichtuniversity.nl.

For more information, please contact Kim van Honk (phone: 83099).

What is Valorisation?

Valorisation or ‘valorisatie’ is a term used to describe the contribution which research adds to society, and the process of delivering this contribution. It covers many forms of societal engagement, such as appearances in the media, engaging in the public debate, providing consultancy services, or helping with the broader processes of discussion and self-reflection in society. Valorisation can happen on different levels (local, regional, national and international), with diverse partners and communities, and in different formats (workshops, stakeholder seminars, websites, etc.). Valorisation is increasingly valued in Dutch and European science policies, and has become a criterion for evaluating research proposals in some funding schemes.

See here for a testimonial from the winners in 2017 and 2018.

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