Grants

Centre for Artistic Research (CfAR) grants for postdoctoral researchers’ productions & research dissemination

 
Application period 24.1–28.2.2019
 
The Centre for Artistic Research (CfAR) at the University of the Arts Helsinki awards grants to postdoctoral researchers for artistic productions that are a part of their research or for dissemination of their work in the field of Artistic Research. While the production/event for which the applicant seeks support may take place beyond 2019 (such as an exhibition or performance), costs for which a grant is being sought need to be spent between 01.03.2019 (the day after the submission) and 30.09.2019 (such as workshop costs, materials, travel, accommodation, fees). The grant must be claimed before the end of November 2019 (due to the fiscal practice at Uniarts).
 
The application is open to all staff members of Uniarts Helsinki and salaried/visiting postdoctoral researchers; we welcome, in particular, applications from a new generation of postdoctoral researchers.
 
The funding is granted for either (a) the costs incurred as part of an artistic production, or (b) the costs incurred in the dissemination of your work in Artistic Research. These can include, for example, for (a) renting of space, purchase of material, payments for ordering of compositions, remuneration for assistants, travel expenses or documentation costs, or (b) conference/symposium fees, accommodation, and travel costs. The production can have members from outside of Uniarts Helsinki. Given the limited size of the amount, we would like to remind you that the grant may be less than the requested amount. The applicant is responsible for managing all possible taxes and side costs involved (within the sum granted).
 
A report on the grant must be submitted either (a) within two months after the production/event taking place or (b) by 30.11.2019, whichever is the earliest. The grant may be recovered if the report is not submitted. The grant cannot be carried over to a later date.
 

Application

The online application form is available HERE
 
The application form along with its attachments must be submitted no later than 28 February 2019 at 23:59 (Finnish time).  
 
The application consists of the online grant application form and a written application (in English) as a pdf file (max 6 pages). The written applications must include:
  • (a) a letter of motivation (a description of what the project is, the execution method, the purposes for which the grant is being sought, and the schedule including details of the extent to which the plan is progressing,
  • (b) a description of how the production/dissemination event relates to the research at hand,
  • (c) a budget, and
  • (d) CV (no more than 2 pages of the max 6 pages). The budget must state all the sources that are providing funding for the project, also the sum that might be a part of the applicant’s research funding. The applicant is encouraged to state contingency scenarios in case some of the funding does not materialise.
 
Name the attachment with your own name (for example, KANNO.pdf). The written application is to be sent in with the online form. 
 
The decisions regarding the grants are made by CfARs Steering Group, that consists of members from each Academy in the Uniarts Helsinki. Applications that are sent in late will not be considered. The decision regarding grant recipients is scheduled to be made by the middle of March. 
 
More information: Michaela Bränn
         Research Coordinator
         CfAR Coordinator
         michaela.brann@uniarts.fi