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Message posted on 01/12/2018

Call for Applications for the Annual EASST Fund (2019)

Deadline extended until 14 December 2018!

see https://easst.net/


We are pleased to announce the call for applications for the EASST Fund
2019. Several successful applications will be awarded with €1000 funding.
The scheme aims to promote national and cross-national community
building within EASST, advance new questions, topics and perspectives in
science and technology studies, as well as enable collaboration with
non-academic actors publically engaged in science and technology. EASST
wishes to support a range of activities such as the organisation of
conferences, network meetings, seminars, workshops, summer schools, etc.
We welcome network and community-building activities organised by, or
leading to, the creation of national and regional academic associations
or other academic and non-academic initiatives committed to the
promotion of scholarly and public engagements with science and
technology in the European region. Examples of activities supported in
previous rounds: STS Austria launch event in Vienna, Spanish STS network
(esCTS) annual meetings, Technosciences of Post/Socialism conference in
Budapest, Mattering Press open-access STS publishing initiative.
We similarly encourage the organisation of workshops and small
conferences within Europe with the potential of making significant
theoretical and/or empirical contributions to the field. Examples of
supported activities from previous rounds: STS Perspectives on Energy
conference in Lisbon, Does History Matter? Techno-sciences and their
historically informed policies conference in Athens, STS and Development
workshop in Amsterdam.

Activities should start between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2019.
EASST especially invites applications from parts of Europe where EASST
activities and membership are under-represented (Southern and Eastern
Europe). There is a total budget of €5000 for this call. By default, we
offer € 1000 for successful applicants, but we also accept applications
for smaller sums. The proposed activities can be fully or partially
funded by EASST. There are no quotas for the announced support categories.

How to apply?

Applications can be submitted only by EASST members.
Applications should specify the category they apply for and include
a description of the proposed activity, addressing the criteria below.
They should also include the proposed venue, date, organisers and
expected number and profile of participants (when applicable) along with
a budget specifying how the funds requested will be allocated.
Applications have to made using the application form which can be
downloaded here:
https://easst.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Application-Form-for-EASST-Fund-2019.docx
and submitted to admin@easst.net no later than 30 November 2018.


Assessment of applications
The key considerations in assessing the applications are the following:

Community building on the national and cross-national level, and
reaching to a European audience
Particular emphasis is given to novel network initiatives,
especially in countries under-represented in EASST (Southern and Eastern
Europe)
Novel academic questions, new collaborations, and reaching beyond
academia.
Innovative initiatives in academia (e.g., open access publishing)
and public engagement in science and technology.
Open activities accessible for a wide array of participants and
reaching a broad audience.
Feasibility and value-for-money. We particularly welcome initiatives
with limited access to other potential sources of funding.

Communication of award can be expected by 20 December 2018. Recipients
should notify the Council their acceptance of award until 15 January 2019.

Funding requirements
For further information please contact Aleksandra Lis at
aleksandra.ola@gmail.com or EASST administrator Corinna Wegscheider at
admin@easst.net.
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