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Information meeting NWO-KIEM Creative Industries & Digital Humanities

Thursday 16 February 2017
Langegracht 70
2312NV Leiden
Reflect (2e etage)

Are you considering to collaborate with a societal organization or company? Are you active in the field of Digital Humanities? If yes, you might be interested in the NWO-KIEM scheme and the new NWO call for proposals for Big Data/Digital Humanities. Luris and the Faculty of Humanities organize an information meeting on these calls on Thursday 16 February. All Leiden University researchers are invited to join the meeting.


15.30 -15.45       Welcome

15.45 -15.55       Short introduction by Stefan de Jong

15.55 - 16.25      Explanation of KIEM and the call Digital Humanities by Laia Frijhoff from NWO

16.25 - 16.40      Academic experience with KIEM: Rob Zwijnenberg

16.40 - 16.55      Company interest in the calls: Academic publisher Brill

16.55 - 17.15      Questions

17.15 - 18.00      Drinks

Send an e-mail to: events@luris.nl



NWO KIEM (Creative Industries)
A KIEM-grant (maximum € 15.000) allows academic researchers to collaborate with private and public partners in projects in the creative industries sector. Please, note that NWO uses a broad definition of creative industries. Researchers with a PhD degree can apply for the grant on behalf of a consortium in which private partners and/or public partners with an ANBI-status (for instance museums) co-finance. The call has a continuous deadline but closes at 30 November 2017. More information is provided on the NWO website.

NWO Big Data/Digital Humanities (Smart Culture)
In February a new call opens: Big Data/Digital Humanities. This call links research aimed at creative industries with digital humanities-research and large scale digital infrastructures. It aims at interpreting and disclosing large, complex data files to facilitate the development of new insights and break-troughs by means of applying new methods and techniques. During the meeting, NWO will introduce the call; explain what can be funded and who can apply; and explain additional criteria.

Rob Zwijnenberg
Recently, professor of Art and Science Interactions Rob Zwijnenberg was awarded a KIEM grant for his project Doe-het-zelf verbeter kliniek (‘Do-it-yourself improvement clinic’). In this project on biotechnology he collaborates with De Waag. In his presentation, Rob Zwijnenberg will elucidate on finding the right partners and tips and trics when applying for a KIEM grant.

Academic publisher Brill was involved in a KIEM consortium that studied games as an education tool in high schools and museums. Brill explores and experiments with new technologies to make publications available. To this end, the publisher seeks collaboration with academic researchers. Ernest Suyver, project manager digital humanities at Brill, will explain the publisher’s interest in both calls. Also, he will go into the topics that Brill is keen to collaborate on.

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