Opening Academic Year

Call for proposals: action research competition

This year, the theme of UM's opening of the academic year will be 'Can academics change the world?' Leading up to the event, the university will be organising an action research competition with the same theme. This means you will have the opportunity to play an active role and win one of the two awards worth € 3000 each for your Action Research project.

The competition has been divided into two different categories: a UM bachelor's and master's students category, and a category for PhD students of both Maastricht University and the Brightlands Campuses. This award is sponsored by the Brightlands Campuses.

Eligibility criteria
The bachelor's and master's competition is open to bachelor's and master's students at Maastricht University. The PhD competition is open to PhD students at Maastricht University and the Brightlands Campuses. You may participate individually or as group, and on behalf of an organisation. In order to participate in the competition, each of the submitting applicants must be enrolled at Maastricht University or in a Brightlands programme on 31 July 2017. If you win the competition, you are obliged to use the award money for the implementation of the project, as outlined in your submission.

The three best submissions in each category will be selected to participate in the final on the morning of Monday 4 September 2017. Finalists will pitch their proposal to a jury during the morning symposium of the opening of the academic year. The winners will receive the award of € 3000 each for the implementation of their research and will receive the invaluable mentorship of Prof. dr. Ramani in the process of implementation.

The six finalists will be notified by 21 August 2017.