The UvA Faculty of Humanities offers the Research Innovation and Sustainability (RIS) Fund that aims at supporting staff with research time in their career development and expanding their opportunities to conduct research. Through the RIS Fund staff can apply for temporary teaching release in order to have more time to write grant applications, or to finish one or more (substantial, strategic) publications so as to strengthen their track record for an upcoming grant application.
The Fund is used to temporarily release employees from teaching tasks to enable them to:
For advice about eligibility and strategic planning, candidates are advised to contact the Grant Team (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The release from teaching duties is 0.2 FTE for 6 months or 0.1 FTE for 12 months. Applications can be prepared for grants with the following (tentative) deadlines:
*NB: The release will not take effect before the first semester of the 2021/2022 academic year (i.e. 1 September 2021). The head and operational manager of your department may agree to a release in the second semester of the 2020/2021 academic year (i.e. starting 1 February 2021), in which case it would be possible to prepare applications for grants with a deadline in Spring or Summer 2021: the ERC Starting grant in March 2021, NWO Vici in March 2021, and ERC Advanced in August 2021.
The deadline for application is 1 November 2020. Candidates will be notified of the result no later than 6 weeks after the deadline.
Applicants are researchers employed by the Faculty of Humanities of the UvA as UD, UHD or full professor, with a permanent position.
It is possible to apply for a RIS fund grant more than once, but not until two years after receiving the previous grant. It is not possible to use a RIS Grant twice for the same proposal, i.e. to first strengthen the publication list and then write the actual application.
a. For the preparation of a grant application:
b. To strengthen the list of publications:
The Board of the Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research will consider the applications based on grant-specific criteria and indicators, viz. the quality of the cv and the research plan. The Board is advised by the Grant Team Humanities and the Board of Research Directors (Onderzoeksraad).
Applications are submitted by e-mail to Simon Speksnijder via AIHRemail@example.com as one file in PDF format.