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Submit a research proposal

The Council of the School of Arts Royal Academy of Fine Arts and the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp launches a call for research proposals for projects starting September 16, 2020.
 

The deadline for proposal submission is December 2 2019, 12.00h.
 
This call applies to three types of research project proposals: one-year projects, two-year research projects and start projects. The next call for doctoral mandates will be launched in the Spring of 2020.
 

1) One-year projects

- One-year projects aim at researchers, lecturers and students who want to set up limited, well defined projects, with a clear research focus.
- The project has to fit in the current research and/or the activities of the existing research groups at the Schools of Arts.
- A one-year project concentrates on the valorisation, dissemination and/or communication of the current research and/or research tracks that could be elaborated in the near future. The organisation of a seminar, symposium, festival, research  week, research day, event… that is or is not accompanied by a publication (on paper or digital, website, flyer, poster, research publication, recording,…) is a possibility, but a clear research focus should always be manifest.
- A maximum budget of €22.500 per project is available.
- Under condition of sufficient finances 12 applications for one-year projects will be accepted.
Download the application form for one-year projects.
 

2) Two-year research projects

- Research projects aim at researchers and lecturers who want to set up two-year projects.
- The project has to fit in the current research and/or the activities of the existing research groups at the Schools of Arts.
- A maximum budget of €22.500/year or €45.000 per project is available.
- Under condition of sufficient finances 16 applications for research projects will be accepted.
Download the application form for two-year projects.
 

3) Start projects

- Start projects target starting researchers and aspirant doctoral students. The purpose is to prepare a doctoral mandate proposal and application and/or to support a more elaborate research proposal.
- A maximum budget of €10.000 per start project is available.
- Under condition of sufficient finances 4 applications for start projects will be accepted.
Download the application form for start projects.
 

Further information

- The manual for the application form.
- The ‘Vlaamse onderzoeksdisciplinelijst’.
- Information about budgetting of production costs at the Royal Conservatoire.
- The regulations concerning the internal research funds of the Schools of Arts (AP University College).
- For more information, please contact Els De bruyn (RAFA) or Kevin Voets (RCA).
 

Procedure

- Applications are to be electronically submitted at the latest on December 2nd, 12.00h via 2 electronic versions (WORD AND PDF file) per e-mail to kevin.voets@ap.be (RCA) or els.debruyn@ap.be (RAFA).
- The research officers check whether the submission process had been duly observed and whether the submitted project applications conform to the formal rules of the call (cf. art. 16 of the regulations)
- The Research Board of RAFA-RCA is consulted concerning the relevance of the applications to the joint research policy of the Schools of Arts. Only projects that are found to be relevant by the Research Board will be presented for further evaluation to a reading committee.
- The relevant project proposals will be evaluated and ranked by an independent reading committee. The reading committee makes a ranking of the applications per project type. These rankings will serve as an advice to the Research Board and the Councils of the Schools of Arts, deciding on the acceptance and start-up of research projects.
- The aim is to conclude the evaluation and acceptance procedure in March 2020. Projects can start at the earliest September 16 2020.
- A detailed description of the procedure is to be found in the regulations, article 17.
 
If you are planning on submitting a proposal, please contact the research officer of your School of Arts before October 2019. She/He is available for advice and/or questions regarding the application forms and the procedure.

 
For the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp: Els De bruyn, T: 03 213 71 20
For the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp: Kevin Voets, T: 03 244 18 27