For the first three years, the Sectorplan cluster makes available a total of 24,000 euros in conference contribution funds. Proposals for making use of such funds can be submitted on a rolling basis. To make sure as many initiatives as possible can meaningfully profit from such contribution, a cap of 4,000 euros per event is set. In exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to deviate from this limit. In any event, an extent of co-financing by your own institutions is a prerequisite.
Colleagues from at least two partner universities can submit proposals for collaborative workshops of conferences on themes connected to the Sectorplan research focus. The proposals will be evaluated on the basis of their
- contribution to academic excellence within the cooperation,
- the relevance of the theme and its ability to connect and cut across the specific themes which individual faculties in the cluster concentrate on and
- their potential to connect with stakeholders outside academia (valorisation).
Proposals should include a description (300-500 words) of the proposed conference or workshop theme and approach, a list of (envisaged) speakers and a realistic budget including short motivation of how you have calculated the specified amounts. In describing the theme, you should pay specific attention to the way in which you think the proposal contributes to the Sectorplan (Transformative effects of globalisation in law and/or specific lines of research pursued by individual faculties).
Funding from the Sectorplan will (help) cover actual expenses – travelling and accommodation costs for speakers, rental of premises or, when appropriate, technical equipment. Personnel costs and administrative overhead should be covered by the concerned Faculties and are not eligible for financing under this call. The acquisition of external services (e.g. IT support) can be reimbursed when the applicants can show that it is absolutely necessary in light of the specific set-up of the envisaged event.
Proposals should be addressed to Candida Leone and will be assessed jointly by the research leaders from the participating faculties or their designated representatives.