Deadline: 20 October 2017
Europeana has launched the call for submissions for it’s second Europeana Research Grants Programme.
Europeana is a European organisation that aggregates cultural heritage data from all over Europe. With the Europeana Research Grants Programme, they want to incentivize digital humanities researchers to create their own research project using cultural heritage from Europeana’s collections. This year’s Grants Programme is focused on intercultural dialogue in the broadest sense.
The European Cultural Heritage Strategy for the 21st century pursues an inclusive approach and involves not only the local, regional, national and European public authorities, but also all heritage stakeholders including professionals, (international) non-governmental organisations, the voluntary sector and civil society.
- The strategy is based on the core values of the Council of Europe: democracy, respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, openness and dialogue, the equal dignity of all persons, mutual respect and sensitivity to diversity.
- It seeks to encourage and facilitate the implementation of the heritage-related conventions.
- It advocates a shared and unifying approach to cultural heritage and how it should be managed, based on an effective legal framework to ensure the integrated conservation of heritage, within the meaning of Resolution Res(76)28 of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe concerning the adaptation of laws and regulations to the requirements of integrated conservation of the architectural heritage, and the involvement of all the major players, institutional and other, and the representatives of professionals and civil society, at local, national, European and international level.
The strategy is based on three components:
- The “social” component harnesses the assets of heritage in order to promote diversity, the empowerment of heritage communities and participatory governance.
- The “territorial and economic development” component seeks to strengthen the contribution of heritage to sustainable development, based on local resources, tourism and employment.
- The “knowledge and education” component focuses, through heritage, on education, research and lifelong training issues, by establishing heritage knowledge centres and centres for training in heritage trades and professions, by means of appropriate teaching, training and research programmes.
Funding is available for up to 8,000 euros per successful project.
Applicants should be a postgraduate or doctoral student, or an early career scholar in any field within the humanities, social sciences, archival or information sciences.
How to Apply
Interested applicants must apply online via given website.
For more information, please visit Europeana Research.