Call open for the Europeana Research Grants programme 2021

The Europeana Research Grants programme awards funding for events that can bring together cultural heritage professionals and researchers. In 2021, part of the amount is allocated to special prizes.

The 2021 call is now open.

Applicants are invited to submit proposals that

  • address challenges and opportunities related to the reuse of digital cultural heritage in research;
  • help build up the digital capabilities of cultural heritage professionals involved in cross-sectoral projects;
  • encourage collaborations between the cultural heritage and the research sectors.

The theme of the 2021 call is Crowdsourcing & Research. 

They welcome proposals for events that can help focus issues related to crowdsourcing and find constructive solutions to them, especially if these solutions come out from recent or ongoing experiences. More generally, the proposals must be relevant by reference to the framework defined by the EU’s strategies and programmes related to Research and Innovation. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • Participatory research focusing on cultural heritage (e.g Public History)
  • Data ownership, accountability and value in the context of crowdsourced research
  • Re-creation / Re-contextualisation
  • De-colonising of metadata
  • Community generated metadata
  • Post-custodial perspective.

Proposals can address the field of cultural heritage in general or focus on one of its specific sectors (such as galleries, libraries, archives, or museums). They can also focus on challenges and opportunities for specific academic disciplines that use digital cultural heritage as a resource for research (for instance all the disciplines within the humanities, such as archaeology, history, linguistics, history of art and architecture).

Applications must be in English and submitted by 31 May 2021.

Find full details on eligibility, terms and guidelines at

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