ReNEW call for workshop funds and mobility grants

ReNEW mobility and workshop grants can be applied for on a competitive basis by all scholars working in a partner university of the ReNEW Hub, including affiliated researchers. Applicants must be doing research within the themes of ReNEW, conceived broadly. 

ReNEW (Reimagining Norden in an Evolving World) is a research hub established to enhance cooperation and to develop path-breaking research about the Nordic region against the background of an increasingly challenging global context. Promoting mobility, workshops, high-level conferences, education and outreach activities it brings together six Nordic universities with world-wide connections. ReNEW is funded by NordForsk through Nordic University Hubs initiative for a sixyear period running from 2018 to 2023.    

Choose your ReNEW scheme below:

Mobility

ReNEW mobility is intended to intensify research collaboration and exchange of scholars. The grants are available for research stays in the participating universities, in ReNEW’s strategic international partners, and where relevant, in other universities or departments that are engaged in research relevant to ReNEW.  

Mobility grants are available for research stays from two weeks to 12 months. Mobility grants cover travel and accommodation costs, but not salary. Grant recipients must comply with the administrative rules for travel of the granting university. The receiving institution commits to provide a work-related infrastructure, and to facilitate integration of mobility candidates into the academic community.   

The criteria against which applicants for mobility grant are assessed:  

  • Potential to produce high quality research within the themes of ReNEW during the research stay;
  • Relevance of host institution (especially host scholar) for the research stay;  
  • Contribution to seminars and/or other events, including teaching and public outreach, at the host institution;
  • Intention to participate in other ReNEW activities, in particular annual conferences (see https://www.tilmeld.dk/thirdnordicchallenges);
  • Seeking to create synergies between the ReNEW partner institutions, key persons and other relevant environments. 

Applications are submitted electronically . The form will open 15 October 2018.  

Required attachments for mobility:

Curriculum vitae, detailed budget (travel, accommodation and other irregular costs incurred by the visit) and invitation from host institution.

ReNEW funding should be acknowledged on workshop call and programme and any resulted products of workshop and mobility funding

Workshop funds

ReNEW workshops have multiple purposes, such as, to explore research ideas, to pursue on-going cooperation in the context of a joint publication, to fund smaller start-up projects, to contribute to outreach or other activities. Grant covers travel of participants, hosting of the workshop, meals during the workshop and other relevant costs. Grant recipients must comply with the administrative rules for events of the granting university. We expect workshops to most often take place at a ReNEW partner university. The workshop, as part of international research collaboration, should aim to include the most relevant scholars in a particular sub-field of relevance of ReNEW.  
 

The following are the criteria for funding:  

  • Contribution to high quality research within the themes of ReNEW as a result of the workshop;
  • The participants should preferably represent at least two universities within the ReNEW hub;
  • The short-term and long-term aim of the workshop should be specified, with an emphasis on contribution to the research field. 

Applications are submitted electronically . The form will open 15 October 2018.

Required attachments for workshops

List of participants (names and emails), workshop description (purpose, plan for advertisement, time schedule, preliminary programme, contribution to ReNEW themes & research and future involvement in ReNEW), detailed budget (max sum equivalent to 50 000 NOK unless special circumstances, including expected costs for meals, travel, accommodation etc.), CV of main applicants. 

The workshop/mobility stay should be carried out in 2019. Successful workshop applicants are requested to submit their preliminary workshop programme for publication on the ReNEW website. Moreover, they are to submit a short report about the workshop to the ReNEW steering group within one month after the workshop. Successful mobility applicants are requested to submit a short report about their stay to the ReNEW steering group within one month after the workshop.  
 
ReNEW funding should be acknowledged on workshop call and programme and any resulted products of workshop and mobility funding.  


Review process

Mobility and workshop applications are reviewed by an advisory assessment committee, on the basis of the criteria specified above. In addition to the specific criteria for workshops and mobility, the quality of the proposed research and work plan for mobility/workshop, its relevance for the ReNEW agenda and the potential impact (research output and impact on the academic community and/or on broader society) are of high relevance in making the assessments.

After the review by the advisory assessment committee, the final decision is made by the ReNEW steering group. This could be accept as is, conditional accept, reject. If accepted, the funding granted may be different from the funds applied for.

The applicant will receive a response in 2018. 

Important information

Applications are submitted electronically . The form will open 15 October 2018.  
 
Required attachments for mobility: Curriculum vitae, detailed budget (travel, accommodation and other irregular costs incurred by the visit) and invitation from host institution.  
 
Required attachments for workshops: list of participants (names and emails), workshop description (purpose, plan for advertisement, time schedule, preliminary programme, contribution to ReNEW themes & research and future involvement in ReNEW), detailed budget (max sum equivalent to 50 000 NOK unless special circumstances, including expected costs for meals, travel, accommodation etc.), CV of main applicants. 
 
The workshop/mobility stay should be carried out in 2019. Successful workshop applicants are requested to submit their preliminary workshop programme for publication on the ReNEW website. Moreover, they are to submit a short report about the workshop to the ReNEW steering group within one month after the workshop. Successful mobility applicants are requested to submit a short report about their stay to the ReNEW steering group within one month after the workshop.  
 
ReNEW funding should be acknowledged on workshop call and programme and any resulted products of workshop and mobility funding.  
 
Deadline for applications is 15 November 2018 (A new call opens in 2019)


About ReNEW

ReNEW brings together six Nordic universities in one strategic hub, with world-wide connections, in the study of Norden in an evolving world. It involves diverse strands of scholarship, uniting existing research initiatives within the social sciences and humanities that engage with Norden.  

ReNEW (Reimagining Norden in an Evolving World) aims at developing path-breaking research on the Nordic region against the background of an increasingly challenging global context. The Nordic region has attracted global interest in the last decade. It is seen as a blue-print in combining economic competitiveness and innovation with social equality and well-being. Topping global indexes of happiness, competitiveness and equality, the Nordic states featured as models in the presidential election campaigns in both the US 2016 and France 2017, in the Brexit and Scottish independence referenda, and in debates over gender policy, education and social investment in the EU and beyond. This interest has created demand for knowledge about Nordic societies and institutions, ranging from the economics of the tripartite model and small state internationalism to the cultural innovations of new Nordic cuisine, Nordic design and Nordic noir. The idealization of the region has, however, been tempered the electoral success of right-wing populists and by criticisms of the Nordic countries, for example over their treatment of asylum-seekers and non-western immigrants. And to be sure, dystopian images of the Nordic countries are also frequently circulated abroad. It is these and other challenges that is the starting point for the research focus of ReNEW. The activities of ReNEW are annual conferences, workshops, mobility, summer-schools, Ph.d training, outreach activities  

The ReNEW contacts at partner universities are:  

Strategic international partners:

 

    Published Oct. 8, 2018 1:07 PM - Last modified Feb. 11, 2019 2:21 PM