How to apply for a NIAS-Lorentz Theme Group?
A NIAS-Lorentz Theme Group (NLTG) is an international group of three to five researchers, who carry out cutting-edge research that bridges the Humanities and/or Social Sciences with the Natural Sciences and/or Technology.
Who can apply?
Researchers with at least 5 years of postdoctoral research experience can initiate and coordinate a NIAS-Lorentz Theme Group. Preferably the coordinator is affiliated with a Dutch research institution although researchers from abroad may also coordinate the NIAS-Lorentz Theme Group if they apply together with a researcher who is based in the Netherlands (co-coordinator).
The coordinator is the official NLTG applicant and he/she puts forward the other NLTG members. These can be researchers from the Netherlands or abroad with postdoctoral research experience. NIAS and the Lorentz Center are committed to encouraging women and minority groups in academia, therefore researchers from these groups are particularly urged to apply.
- The topic connects Humanities and/or Social Sciences and the Natural Sciences and/or Technology;
- The research proposal is innovative and original;
- The composition of the theme group is international and interdisciplinary;
- Individual members display excellent academic achievements (appropriate to their academic level).
How to initiate and apply for a NIAS-Lorentz Theme Group?
The application procedure for an NLTG consists of three steps:
- Full NLTG Proposal with workshop outline and NLTG Fellowship applications
- If the NLTG is awarded, a more detailed workshop plan
1) Pre-proposal: Deadline submission 15 March 2017 (extended deadline)Coordinators should submit a short NLTG pre-proposal of no more than three A4 pages containing:
You can download the pre-proposal form here and send the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org (addressed to Esther van Duuren, Head of Academic Affairs, NIAS).
- Title of the proposal
- List of proposed NLTG members.
- Concise description of the interdisciplinary topic with a brief description of the methodology; idea for the workshop and the expected research outcomes.
Pre-proposals are evaluated on the basis of the criteria stated above. NLTG coordinators will be informed by 1st of April of the outcome. Coordinators of pre-proposals that are considered suitable for further elaboration will be invited to compile a Full NLTG Proposal containing all relevant documents (see below).
2) Full NLTG Proposal: Deadline submission 15 May 2017
The Full NLTG proposal consists ofFor information about NLTG fellowship applications contact Esther van Duuren or Petry Kievit-Tyson. For advice on the workshop outline contact Henriette Jensenius.
- An expanded NLTG research proposal that takes feedback on the pre-proposal into account;
The Individual NLTG fellowship application forms of all NLTG group members
- An outline of the workshop.
3) Detailed workshop plan: (early 2018)The coordinator of the winning NLTG proposal will work with the Lorentz Center to prepare the final NIAS-Lorentz workshop plan. This plan will receive additional feedback from the NIAS-Lorentz Advisory Board as well as relevant Lorentz Center board(s).
Review and Selection: Outcome September 2017The Full NLTG applications are sent to external reviewers and then submitted to the NIAS-Lorentz Advisory Board.
Last updated: 21/03/2017