The British Academy and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts & Sciences are inviting applications for early career researchers in the humanities and social sciences to attend a research collaboration symposium on the broad theme of the Anthropocene.
The symposium aims to incentivise and establish international engagement and collaboration between early career researchers based in the UK and the Netherlands from a broad range of disciplines within the humanities and social sciences, encouraging the exchange of ideas across both disciplinary and national boundaries.
The symposium will bring together around fifteen early career researchers from the UK and fifteen from the Netherlands (understood as up to seven years after obtaining a PhD) from across the humanities and social sciences to discuss key questions around the theme of the Anthropocene. The symposium is designed specifically to encourage collaboration and networking.
In order to incentivise long-term collaboration and networking, seed funding will be made available for which participants can apply. These collaborations must be international in their makeup, and can be either partnerships or groups.
For the purpose of this symposium, early career is defined as being within a seven-year period from the award of a doctorate. Participants must be based at research institutions either in the Netherlands or the UK. Participants must have fluency in spoken and written English.
Participants must be able to travel on dates and times, and on trains or other modes of transportation chosen by the British Academy and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts & Sciences.
Attendance is mandatory for the entire symposium. If this is not met it will result in a participant not being eligible for the seed funding available.
UK-based attendees may only participate in two British Academy Knowledge Frontiers Symposia in any 24-month period.
The symposium will take place in London, the United Kingdom, from 19-20 March 2019 with arrival on 18 March 2020. The costs of travel, visas and accommodation for participants will be covered. Participants should attend the entire symposium programme and be available to travel on trains chosen by the British Academy.
Applicants should provide:
• A completed application form
• A CV (in English) which should not exceed two pages
Applications should be sent to email@example.com no later than 17.00 GMT on Wednesday 29 January 2020.