New funding model research schools

New funding model research schools

On January 1st 2011 an agreement between the national research schools and the Faculties in the field of the Humanities came into force. This agreement concerns both the funding and the mandate of the research schools.

The most important elements of the accord are:

  • Both PhD and Research Master (ReMa) programs in the field of the Humanities fall under the final responsibility of the local Graduate Schools.
  • The local Graduate Schools offer their own range of courses in the field of general, transferable skills (e.g. Academic Writing, Oral Presentation, Career Orientation). National research schools provide an inter-university range of high-quality, intensive (inter)disciplinary courses that complements the course units offered by the local Graduate Schools.
  • PhD candidates appointed by a faculty will receive a training budget of € 2000 for the duration of their appointment, half of which will be transferred to the research school at which the PhD candidate is registered. ReMa students will have a training budget of € 500, all of which is transferred to the relevant research school. These budgets will be managed by the local Graduate Schools.
  • Should a PhD candidate or ReMa student want to follow a different course unit at a different research school in the field of the Humanities (and he or she meets the entry requirements), this course unit can be followed free of cost.
  • The faculties will reserve and allocate hours to the research schools for the organization and implementation of teaching, up to an agreed annual maximum, and include these hours in the task calculations of the relevant lecturers.
  • Research schools will receive a fixed, task-related budget for the office and board.

Download the full text of the agreement beteen the DLG (Discussion Group of the Disciplines Art and History) and the partnership of national research schools in the field of the Humanities (Logos)

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