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Submit a research proposal

The Councils of the Schools of Arts Royal Academy of Fine Arts and Royal Conservatoire Antwerp launch a call for proposals for research projects starting 16 September 2021.
 

The deadline for proposal submission is 1 December 2020, 12.00h (noon).
 
This call applies to three types of research project proposals: one-year projects, two-year research projects and start projects.
Applications are required to be embedded in one (or more) research group(s), to be supervised by a promotor and to formally meet all requirements. 
 

1) One-year projects

- One-year research projects aim at researchers who want to set up one-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 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

- Two-year research projects aim at researchers 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 doctorandi. 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 (Head of Research Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp) or Kevin Voets (Head of Research Royal Conservatoire Antwerp) (see below)
 

Procedure

- Applications are to be electronically submitted at the latest on 1 December 2020, 12.00h via 2 electronic versions (WORD and PDF file) per e-mail to kevin.voets@ap.be (Royal Conservatoire Antwerp) or els.debruyn@ap.be (Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp).
- 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 Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp - Royal Conservatoire Antwerp 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 2021. Projects can start at the earliest 16 September 2021.
- 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 2020. She/he is available for advice and/or questions regarding the application forms and the procedure:

Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp
Els De bruyn - Head of Research
els.debruyn@ap.be
+32 (0)3 213 71 20

Royal Conservatoire Antwerp
Kevin Voets - Head of Research
kevin.voets@ap.be
+32 (0)3 244 18 27