Funding of events

Are you planning an event and are still looking for funding? Do you want to present your research to the general public, ask for new input, or expand your international network? CAIS can help.

CAIS funds various event formats in the area of internet and digitalization research  – from symposia and interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary workshops to public discussions and innovative digital formats. The content of the events is informed by the CAIS research agenda.

You can receive up to 10,000 euros in funding for events taking place in Bochum. CAIS will cover event organizers’ and speakers’ travel costs as well as hotel accommodation. Suitable venues and catering will be provided.

Please note the specific information in our call for applications.

Please note: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, no further applications will be accepted for events to be held in 2021.

Applications can be submitted in German or English via the application form that will shortly be activated on this website. Please refer to the call for applications for details.

An application consists of the following elements:

  1. Personal data and requested funds
  2. Abstract of proposal (max. 300 words)
  3. Outline of proposal
  • subject and lines of research (max. 1500 words)
  • academic results (max. 300 words)
  • practical results (max. 300 words)
  • preliminary work (max. 300 words)
  • schedule (max. 300 words)

in the case of academic projects

  • current state of research (max. 700 words)
  • theories and methods (max. 700 words)
  1. Curricula Vitae of all organizers (PDF, max. two pages each with no more than five publication references)
  2. One relevant publication of each organizer (PDF)
  3. List of speakers with the following information: name, institution/company, discipline/profession, traveling from/to, status of participation (invited/confirmed) (PDF)

Each application will be assessed by three reviewers.

The evaluation criteria are:

  • professional expertise and qualification
  • relevance and topicality
  • originality and innovative potential
  • academic results
  • practical results
  • interdisciplinarity
  • accordance with the CAIS-Agenda
  • feasibility of the work plan
  • expertise and qualification of other participants
  • in the case of academic projects
    • theories and methods

Based on this assessment and under consideration of interdisciplinary balance, budget restrictions, workspace and accommodation capacities, the program committee will make its final decisions.

All details can be found in our Call for Applications.