CERiM Awards

The Centre for European Research in Maastricht (CERiM) will award two prizes in the academic year 2019-2020 to appreciate efforts to integrate research and teaching, and to reward outstanding interdisciplinary research.

Communicating Europe Award for Research-Teaching Integration

The award is dedicated to an individual or group who has taken great efforts to integrate research and teaching in the field of studies on Europe (broadly defined). Possible contributions range from involving students in discussions about existing (or on-going) research, to academic staff integrating research into their teaching practice or the engagement of students in on-going research. The recipient(s) of the award will receive a prize of 500€ to finance a research- and/ or teaching-related activity which takes place within one year from the receipt of the prize. Eligible for the prize are academic staff and students at Maastricht University (UM) who, individually or as a group, have made a significant contribution to research-teaching integration at UM. All UM staff and students can submit a nomination; self-nominations are not eligible.

Communicating Europe Award for Outstanding Interdisciplinary Research

Increasing specialisation has resulted in further fragmentation of expertise, limited engagement across disciplines and research traditions, and even duplication of similar research. Bridging or transcending disciplinary boundaries therefore becomes ever more important and can be achieved in research, in the design of curricula or through public discussion and debate. The recipient of the award will receive a prize of 500€ and will be compensated for travel and accommodation to collect the reward. Eligible for the prize are individuals and organisations, anywhere in the world, that have contributed to outstanding interdisciplinary research in the field of studies on Europe (broadly defined). All CERiM members can submit a nomination; self-nominations are not eligible.

Procedure

Nominations should be submitted in form of a 1-page document laying down the reasons why the nominee made an outstanding contribution to research/teaching integration or interdisciplinary research in the field of studies on Europe. A committee comprised of four CERiM members will select the prize winner(s). The deadline for submissions is 14 February 2020 (16.00 CET) to cerim@maastrichtuniversity.nl. The prize winner(s) are notified shortly thereafter.

The prize ceremony takes place during the CERiM Annual Conference on 7/8 May 2020, as part of the Europe Week in Maastricht.

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