These teams integrate bachelor and/or master students from various programmes. They will independently work on an assignment that is formulated by CLUE+ members and deliver a concrete and tangible end result. The teams will write a master plan, set up a website, brainstorm with people from various disciplines, maintain relationships with stakeholders and translate ideas and expertise into prototypes, designs or plans. Each team is supported by a supervision group of at least two researchers, of which at least the applicant must be CLUE+ member. With the present call, we cordially invite CLUE+ staff to propose such a Top Talent team for the fall of 2022. The proposed research must explicitly relate to the Connected World theme.
Today’s world is a Connected World, with 24/7 online communication, millions of citizens closely packed in metropolitan cities, and people, goods and ideas travelling around the globe as never before. VU wishes to actively stimulate research on those connections and in particular to contribute to the solution of disconnection: better connecting social groups in metropolitan melting pots, better connecting citizens to the environment they inhabit and better connecting global citizens to improve mutual understanding.
Application guidelines and information
The programme is meant to bring together scientists and students from different disciplines; therefore the teams must combine methods and themes from at least two disciplines. To earn ECTS credits for their works, students are invited to make separate arrangements with their faculties. A budget of €12.500 is available for facilitating the research (e.g. material costs, travel expenses). Only CLUE+ staff can apply for the Connected World Top Talent programme.
Deadline for application
The deadline for applications to the Connected World TT-Programme is July 1, 2022 before 23:59. The winning proposals receive communication in the second week of July.
All required documents have to be send in one pdf and have to be send to firstname.lastname@example.org.