Europeana Research Grants Programme – 2019 Call for Submissions

This year marks the fourth call for proposals within the Europeana Research Grants Programme, and represents the first research grants call intended to support events. The organiser's aim with the 2019 grants is to bring together cultural heritage professionals and researchers interested in digital cultural heritage. There is €25,000 available to support these events.

Applicants are invited to submit proposals that address challenges and opportunities related to the reuse of cultural heritage data in research, or provide training to build up the digital capabilities of cultural heritage professionals involved in research projects. The Europeana Research Events Grants are made possible by the European Commission's Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Programme.

Proposals must be relevant in relation to the current debate on Open Science at the European level, and in relation to the general framework defined by the EU’s strategies and programmes related to research and cultural heritage. The grants are intended for planning and organising: conferences, workshops, seminar series, summer schools, or training activities. Events must be organised between 1 March and 31 August 2020.

The theme of the programme is 'Digital Cultural Heritage for Open Science'. Topics of interest might include FAIR, Data Linked Open (Usable), Data Standardisation and Interoperability, or Copyright (Exceptions for Research and best practices). Proposals can address the field of Cultural Heritage in general or focus on one of its specific domains (such as Galleries, Libraries, Archives, or Museums). They can also focus on challenges and opportunities for specific academic disciplines that use digital cultural heritage as a source for Research (for instance all the disciplines within the Humanities, such as Archaeology, History, Linguistics, History of Art and Architecture, etc.).

Grants are intended for cultural heritage and/or research institutions. With duly justified exceptions, they must be based in one of the European Union member states. The grant allocated to each proposal is decided during application assessment.

Deadline: 31 October 2019, 23:59 CET.

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