Our ‘event grant’ programme offers faculty, postdocs, and PhDs at the UvA the opportunity to request funding to organise a workshop, network event, exhibition, or small conference, leading to either publications or grant applications.
The research priority area (RPA) Global Digital Cultures critically explores how digitisation is transforming cultural practices around the world, from friendship, intimacy and sexual relations, to the construction, targeting, and surveillance of publics. Digital platforms and mobile apps, such as Facebook, Tinder, YouTube, Instagram, the Russian platform VK, and the China-based WeChat, TikTok, and Tantan, have rapidly become central to the production, circulation, consumption, and monetisation of culture. The new RPA aims to examine these developments from a broad interdisciplinary perspective.
To pursue this objective, the RPA provides an ‘event grant’ program. The program offers faculty, postdocs, and PhDs at the UvA the opportunity to request funding to organise a workshop, network event, exhibition, or small conference, leading to either publications (popular or academic), or grant applications. Grants are typically awarded to events focused on one of the three domains of the RPA: 1) Consumption & Participation concerns the global variety of daily cultural practices developed by users of digital platforms and mobile apps. 2) Production & Labor focuses on the (re-)organisation of production and labor relations around digital platforms and mobile apps across the world. 3) Security & Citizenship explores how digitisation enables new modes of public expression and collective action in different political-cultural regions, while simultaneously facilitating ubiquitous data-driven forms of surveillance.
Given the current situation with the Covid-19 pandemic, we want to emphasize that we are also able to support online events such as webinars. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications should be submitted by e-mail to email@example.com Decisions are made on a running basis by the RPA Directorate using the criteria below.
Please send your proposal to: firstname.lastname@example.org