Call for Applications SHORT-TERM Travel or Research Grants - EXTENDED DEADLINE until June 3, 2019!

April 18, 2019

Romani Studies Program (RSP)

Call for Applications

SHORT-TERM TRAVEL or RESEARCH GRANTS

 

The Romani Studies Program invites applications for travel grants or short-term research internship grants to current RGPP students and RSP Alumni (former RGPP/RELP/RAP).

 

Application Package E-mail Address 

Please send your COMPLETE application package to res@ceu.edu with the following subject line: Short-term RSP Grants 2019 & Full Name of Applicant

 

Application Deadline 

5pm CET on May 5th, 2019

Applications received after the indicated deadline will NOT be taken into consideration. Only COMPLETE application packages will be considered for review.

 

Grant Duration 

Applicants may request grants for travel or short internships lasting from 1 to 3 months between June - August, 2019.

Longer term internships may be considered on a one-to-one basis.

 

Selection Criteria

RSP grantees will be selected through a competitive selection process based on the relevance of the internship to the applicant’s career goals, the reputation and visibility of the host institution as well as the cost-effectiveness of the internship. Grantees must conduct their work in English within the host institution. Selection will be made by the selection committee within RSP. Please note that final approval of awarded grants is always pending on the decision of CEU’s Grants Committee. Only selected applicants will be notified by the end of May 2019.

 

Each applicant must identify his/her host institution. Examples of possible host institutions include - but are not limited to - international Roma NGOs, human rights organizations, institutions of the European Union, research centers or professional organizations (banks, consulting firms, etc.). Areas of work may include but not limited to policy-making, advocacy, project management, professional development, social work, and education, among others. Grants may supplement co-funding (either through host institutions or other means) or cover all occurring costs.

 

Funds for the RSP grants are made available with the support of the Roma in European Societies (RES) initiative and Sigrid Rausing Trust.

 

How to apply?

Please complete the attached Travel Grant Application Form or Research Grant Application Form and send it back by email to res@ceu.edu together with the following 6 supporting documents with the title matching the categories below.

 

FOR RESEARCH GRANTS:

  1. Updated CV of the applicant
  2. Host institution’s Acceptance Letter
  3. Detailed Research Plan
  4. Research Timetable
  5. Summary of Research Preparation Undertaken
  6. Chart for Detailed Budget

 

FOR TRAVEL GRANTS:

  1. Updated CV of the applicant
  2. Applicant’s Conference Abstract
  3. Conference Abstract Acceptance Letter
  4. Invitation of Conference Published on the Internet
  5. Dates of Conference
  6. Chart for Detailed Budget

 

Please note that on the attached Travel Grant Application Form or Research Grant Application Form, you must fill in only your personal data and bank information. The rest will be completed later, together with your signature. Please also note that this document should NOT be sent back as a pdf file. Recommendation letter from the supervisor will be arranged by RSP.

 

Additional helping notes for your application package

 

Your detailed Research Plan should briefly describe the organization where you would like to carry out your internship activities and the reasons why you have chosen the organization. Please also describe the aims of the internship and the potential tasks during the internship as well as how the internship will further your career plans.

 

Regarding the Research Timetable, propose a time-frame for the internship, which will last from 1 to 3 months between June - August, 2019. Longer term internships may be considered on a one-to-one basis.

 

Summary of Research PreparationUndertaken may be a maximum of 2-page document including a Bibliography of the research topic and/or a summary of your previous experience in the relevant field.

 

Regarding the chart of the Detailed Budget, please provide the following supporting documentation for all budgeted expenditures requested from RSP:

  • For travel expenses, please look for the most economical train or flight option and attach a printout of a quote (secured online or from a travel agent);
  • For accommodation costs, please consult with the host institution and ask them for a written estimate or check online and provide a printed quote;
  • Please check if you require health insurance (if you are an EU citizen you may be covered in any EU member state).  If you do require health insurance, please find a quote online and include this in your supporting materials.

 

Please also note that the grants cover the following costs:

  • travel to/from the host institution/organization, including visa costs, if applicable
  • accommodation for the period of the internship
  • local transportation
  • health insurance

One final IMPORTANT NOTE for all applicants: Regarding the Travel Grant Applications please note that a final financial report is required to be submitted to CEU's Grants Management Office after the travel. Concerning the Research Grant Applications, grantees are not required to submit a financial report but they must deliver a 20-page research paper to the Romani Studies Program within one month after the completion of their research internship.

Application Package E-mail Address 

Please send your COMPLETE application package to res@ceu.edu with the following subject line: Short-term RSP Grants 2019 & Full Name of Applicant

 

Application Deadline 

5pm CET on May 5th, 2019

Applications received after the indicated deadline will NOT be taken into consideration. Only COMPLETE application packages will be considered for review.

 

If you should have any additional questions, please consult RSP Program Coordinator, Jelica Nikolic at nikolicj@ceu.edu

 

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