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

Application period 31.8.2020 – 30.09.2020

The Centre for Artistic Research (CfAR) awards grants to postdoctoral researchers at Uniarts Helsinki for artistic productions that are a part of their research or for dissemination of their work in the field of Artistic Research. In March 2020 CfAR cancelled the spring round of grants giving due to the pandemic, and decided instead to increase the amount of the autumn round of grants giving (this call), with an exceptional condition of backdating the research activity for incurred costs to 01.03.2020. 

While the production/event for which the applicant seeks support may take place beyond 2020 (such as an exhibition or performance), costs for which a grant is being sought need to be spent between 01.03.2020 (see above) and 28.02.2021. The application is open to all staff members of Uniarts Helsinki and salaried/visiting postdoctoral researchers; the scheme prioritizes a new generation of postdoctoral researchers and those with a connection to CfAR.

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 an event venue, purchase of material, payments for ordering of compositions, remuneration for assistants, travel expenses or documentation costs, or (b) conference/symposium fees, accommodation, or travel costs. The production can have members from outside of Uniarts Helsinki. Given the limited amount (approximately 10.000 euros in this call), we kindly ask you to keep the applied sum on a moderate level. 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 within two months after the production/event taking place. The grant may be recovered if the report is not submitted. The grant cannot be carried over to a later date.

The online application form is available online. Go to online application form
The application form along with its attachments must be submitted no later than 30 September 2020 at 23:59 (Finnish time).  

The application consists of the online grant application form and a written application (in English) as a pdf file (maximum 6 pages in total). The written applications must include: 

a)    a letter of motivation which describes the research project, the execution method, the project’s relation to the the production/dissemination event for which the grant is being sought, and the schedule including details of the extent to which the plan is progressing
b)    a budget
c)    a CV in no more than 2 pages within the maximum of 6 pages. 

The budget must state all the sources that are providing funding for the project. 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. Late applications will not be considered. The decision regarding grant recipients is scheduled to be made by the middle of October. 

More information: Michaela Bränn
             CfAR Coordinator