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Call for Proposals: Topic Dream Team 2023-2024

12 April 2023
CONNECTED WORLD is one of four profile themes at the heart of Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam. The profile theme wants to start a new Dream Team for the academic year 2023/2024. With this call we wish to invite colleagues to propose a Dream Team project they would be willing to mentor.

What is a Dream Team?

A Dream Team consists of an interdisciplinary group of (MSc, possibly PhD) students, who together with VU researchers take on a concrete social challenge, in which the learning experience of the team members is central. Dream teams are managed by the students themselves; they involve public and private partners in the project, acquire extra contributions and provide media communications in collaboration with the Communication and Marketing department of the VU. They usually consist of between 12 and 24 people, are formed for an academic year and will receive a starter budget of €10.000,-.

Dream teams are mentored by a team around the team, coordinated by at least one senior researcher/teacher. With the present call we invite you to become this mentor and to propose a Dream Team project and accompanying ‘team around the team’. Throughout the academic year, the ‘team around the team’ is expected to meet with the students regularly, as well as to answer ad hoc questions. It should also be willing and able to open up relevant networks for the students to success.

Find out more about Connected World Dream Teams and how to propose a topic HERE.