STSM opportunities in ARKWORK

As a researcher or professional, you are encouraged to propose your own short-term scientific mission to get training at an institution in a COST-ARKWORK participating country, which is not your current country of residence. On this page you will find selected opportunities for STSMs but in addition to those listed, you are encouraged to approach any relevant institutions and apply for funding to complete your own STSM that advances the aims of ARKWORK. This list will be updated when new opportunities are proposed.

Opportunities at institutions in ARKWORK network

Department of ALM, Uppsala University

Field of expertise: Empirical methods of studying archaeological information work, knowledge production, information management and knowledge organisation including action research, interviewing, participatory observation and document studies.

Description: The research conducted at the Department of ALM of Uppsala University brings together perspectives from archival studies, information studies and museum and cultural heritage studies. The unique aspect of research in Uppsala is that it nurtures an interdisciplinary interest in information and knowledge infrastructures, collections and societal memory from the vantage point of the changing premises, patterns and practices of their making, organisation, management and use from historical and contemporary perspectives. The contexts and topics of research range from institutions to individuals, from historical to contemporary, analogue to digital, professional to participatory, work to play, making to mediating and from competences to the policies of regulating them in the society. Uppsala University Museum Gustavianum does also host  considerable archaeological collections and there are regional and national collections and institutions both in Uppsala and close to us in Stockholm.

Location: Uppsala, Sweden

Website: www.abm.uu.se

Contact: Prof. Isto Huvila, Uppsala University

Multi-site projects

Finds databases

Study on finds databases for non-professional archaeological discoveries (including but not exclusively metal detectorists), including commonalities, making recommendations for better coordination of efforts, weaknesses, etc.

If interest to take this forward, ST will discuss with finds database coordinators to see if hosting possible. Perhaps coordinated number of STSM researchers at different locations but working together.

Possible locations: Possible several corresponding researchers going to different sites where databases existing or in development: Århus, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, British Museum.

Contact: Dr. Suzie Thomas, University of Helsinki


By Arianna Traviglia

Call for Short Term Scientific Missions

ARKWORK STSM-Call 2017

Call 2017

We plan to fund approximately 10 STSMs over the period May 2017-April 2018, with an average funding/STSM of approximately €1500 (a maximum €2500 in total can be afforded to the grantee).
Please note that the financial support available via this scheme is a contribution towards the travel and subsistence cost of a STSM and may not necessarily cover all the costs. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals with a high benefit/cost ratio.

Criteria for Funding

  • The Applicant should be engaged in a research program as a post-graduate student, postdoctoral fellow or be employed in an institution in a ARKWORK member country; ARKWORK member countries can be found at: http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/ca/CA15201?parties
  • Applicants are responsible for obtaining the agreement of the host institution BEFORE the submission of their application;
  • The research subject of the STSM must be relevant for ARKWORK and the STSM must contribute to their aims of the network as described in its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU can be found at: http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/ca/CA15201?
  • The Applicant and its host must be from two different ARKWORK member countries;
  • STSM funding is a contribution towards travel and subsistence costs, and cannot be used as a salary;
  • Duration of a standard STSM: a minimum of 5 working days and a maximum of 90 days, for ECIs the maximum length is 180 days.
  • All STSMs need to be carried out within their entirety within a single grant period and within the Action’s lifetime;
  • Geographical and gender balance issues will be taken into consideration;
  • Applications from ECIs will be privileged.

Download the Call and the Guidelines here:

Call for STSM

Guidelines

By Arianna Traviglia
By Arianna Traviglia