Given EMiC’s focus on editing, first priority in assigning RAs is given to the support of editorial projects. Co-applicants can request interns either to provide support for presses, digital repositories, and training institutes working in partnership with EMiC or to facilitate the organization and hosting of workshops and conferences.
EMiC will provide a maximum allocation of $5000 to successful applicants. Applicants themselves will be responsible for determining both the number of hours/week and the term of the research assistantship or internship within the guidelines established by their universities. For 2014-15, the period of funding for all proposed projects must be between June 1st, 2014 and March 31th, 2015. Projects of shorter duration must propose a prorated budget suitable to its length.
Given the number of editions EMiC has undertaken to publish, and the scope of related activities, editors should expect to be assigned no more than one RA per print or electronic edition and no more than one intern per event or activity. Co-applicants are encouraged to seek matching funds from their universities and from granting agencies.
The relation of the RA to the editor, and of the intern to co-applicant and EMiC partner, should be mutually beneficial: in return for valuable assistance, co-applicants and partners should provide the RA or intern with training and mentoring in as wide a range of work as the editorial project, event or activity itself permits.
While EMiC is unable to commit to any additional funding for RAs or interns beyond the $5,000 allocation per edition or event, applications for funding above and beyond this amount may be considered by the committee on a case by case basis and awarded (when funds are available) to those co-applicants who can demonstrate that the scale of their particular projects and/or other institutional considerations warrant additional funding.
Once the RA or intern has completed his or her work on the project, both co-applicant and RA or intern are required to submit separate reports online at the EMiC website. Subsequent applications will be conditional on the timely submission of these reports.
Applications are due April 30th, 2014.
Form for RA and Intern Funding
Comments or questions are welcome.