Summer School Grants
What is it?
The VRF-summer school grants offer financial support for the organization of summer schools at a European university or research institute. Summer schools are one- or two-week intensive academic course schedules organized at a European university or research institute. These summer schools should have as an educational purpose to advance the knowledge and skills of students in theoretical linguistics and to create a learning environment in which senior and junior linguists can meet.
Who can apply?
The main applicant for a VRF summer school grant should have a permanent research (or research and teaching) position at a European university or research institute. We strongly encourage the involvement of junior researchers (at the postdoctoral or even the (advanced) doctoral level) in the organisation of the summer school.
Conditions & regulations
VRF-summer school grants are subject to the following conditions and regulations:
- The maximum allowance is €7500 for a one-week summer school and €15000 for a two-week summer school.
- Co-financing is not required, but it is encouraged.
- The summer school takes place at a European university or recognized research institute.
- The main applicant has a paid permanent position at a European university or recognized research institute.
- The summer school is open to all (advanced) MA- and PhD-students in linguistics.
The summer school curriculum preferably offers both foundational and advanced courses. In their selection of teachers the summer school organizers are encouraged to strive for a balance with respect to gender, ethnicity, and professional status.
The application procedure for a VRF-summer school grant proceeds as follows:
- You download the submission form and fill it out completely.
- You submit a pdf-version of this form along with a detailed budget of the summer school to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Scientific Advisory Board of the Van Riemsdijk Foundation evaluates all proposals. Based on these evaluations, the Board of the Van Riemsdijk Foundation ranks all applications and decides on the allocation of funding.
- If your proposal is selected for funding, you are required to submit a short scientific report within three months after your summer school took place.
In selecting proposals for funding the Van Riemsdijk Foundation takes into account the following selection and evaluation criteria:
- scientific and educational value and aims of the summer school, including the structure and coherence of the curriculum
- relevance for and contribution to the mission statement of the Van Riemsdijk Foundation
- need for the requested funds
- international character of the summer school
- involvement of early-career researchers in the summer school, as teachers and/or as (co-)organizers
Important dates & deadlines
The call is now closed. Please check back in the Spring of 2023.