Activities Fund

The Members’ Association KITLV invites its members (and those willing to become members) to actively contribute to realizing the goals of the Association. Proposals can be submitted for activities (seminars, lectures, documentary-screenings, public debates etc.) which will be interesting and accessible for academic AND wider audiences. Towards this end € 10,000 is available per year.

An application for support can be submitted by members (and those willing to become members). Grants will be described and administered as subsidies. Matching is not mandatory but its presence or absence will be considered in de evaluation.

In order to ensure that people in different position within and outside of academia can make use of this fund, the available funds will be divided somewhat equally over three categories of applicants:

1). Applicants from outside the academic field. People who, by origin or historical processes, have a direct link with the geographic areas of interest, the themes and the goals of the Association are expressly invited to apply.

2). Young researcher in Research MA, PhD or Post-doc phase who do not have a permanent position at a university or research institute.

3). Academics with a permanent contract at a university or research institute. Those who have retired from such a position less than five years prior to the application, also fall into this category.

Applications for support will meet the following criteria:
• Use of the application form provided
• A brief description of the plan and an argumentation in what manner it will contribute to the wider communication of and engagement with the themes and goals of the association.
• A description of the target audience and why it can be reached optimally in this manner.
• CV of the applicant(s)
• An argued and specified budget (The maximum grant is €2000).
• A time planning for the organization of the activity.

Application dates
Per year there are two moments to apply, 15 January & 15 September, two weeks prior to a board meeting. Applications can also be submitted for activities planned for a date beyond the next application date.

The board of the Members’ Association will decide upon granting or rejecting an application and will inform the applicant of its decision. There is no possibility for appeal regarding decisions by the board.

Please note
In order to ensure that as many people as possible can profit from our fund, applicants (or direct associates) CANNOT, after receiving a grant, apply for a new project until one year after the completion and the finalization of the financial administration of the previously granted project.