First call for Grant Period 3, for Missions occurring before March 31st, 2020.

COST Action “Distant Reading for European Literary History” (CA16204) is launching a new call for applications for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs). The deadline for applications is November 30th, 2019.

Our Action is particularly interested in the following topics, which are closely linked to the Action’s activities at the moment. Priority will be given to STSM applications regarding:

  1. Producing EPUBs from ELTeC texts 
  2. Interface to ELTeC for search, filtering and download of texts
  3. More texts for addition to the Action’s collection
  4. Annotating training sets for UD pipe
  5. Tackling Research Questions from WG3 to WG2  

Applicants who are interested in one or several of the topics above should contact the Action’s STSM Coordinator (catherine.kanellopoulou@gmail.com) in order to obtain more information on them.

What is the COST Action “Distant Reading for European Literary History”? We aim to create a vibrant and diverse network of researchers jointly developing the resources and computational methods necessary to change the way European literary history is written. Fostering insight into cross-national, large-scale patterns and evolutions across European literary traditions, we will facilitate the creation of a broader, more inclusive and better-grounded account of European literary history and cultural identity.

What are Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSM)? STSMs aim to strengthen the existing COST Actions by allowing scientists to go to an institution or laboratory in another COST country to foster collaboration, to learn a new technique or to collect data using instruments and/or methods not available in their own institution/laboratory. They are particularly intended for Early Career Investigators (PhD students or researchers who received their PhD no more than 8 years ago).

For information about the Action, please see: http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/ca/CA16204 and http://www.distant-reading.net.

For information on the application process, please see: https://www.distant-reading.net/calls/stsm-winter-2019/