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 submit your application in electronic form (one single PDF) to The application can be written in English or German and should not exceed 10 pages (excluding CVs and publications). All details can be found in our Call for Applications.

Applications should include:

  1. Event Application Form
  2. Abstract of proposal (max. 300 words)
  3. Outline of proposal
    • subject and lines of research
    • academic results
    • practical results
    • preliminary work
    • schedule
    • in the case of academic projects
      • theories and methods
      • current state of research
  4. Curricula Vitae of all organizers (max. two pages each with no more than five publication references)
  5. One relevant publication of each organizer as a link or an appendix
  6. List of speakers with the following information: name, institution/company, discipline/profession, traveling from/to, status of participation (invited/confirmed)

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.