This call for proposals is intended to fund projects having Vienna-related topics which use artificial intelligence and contribute to the methodological and technological enhancement and the obtaining of new research findings in the area of the digital humanities.
In recent years a vast number of new tools and methods have developed in modern information technology, in particular in the area of artificial intelligence (AI), such as data mining, deep learning, machine learning, natural language processing, neural networks, etc., which have a great potential for new research approaches in the digital humanities, social sciences and cultural studies (HCS), i.e. the digital humanities (DH).
The call addresses scientists/academics in the humanities, social sciences and cultural studies who (further) develop and/or apply methods and tools of artificial intelligence to work on their research question.
Its principal aim is to fund research projects pursuing experimental approaches of AI by making the new tools and methods useable for their purposes and/or by adapting them to their needs and enhancing them, and at the same time being open to interdisciplinary exchange.
The project must take place at an Austrian research institution.
A research institution may support multiple applications.
Applicants must hold an academic degree.
Several applicants may submit a joint application.
Each applicant may submit one application only.
Projects must have topics related to Vienna.
The applicants must be prepared to pro-actively contribute to the public presentation of the programme and attend associated events.
The budget for each of the projects is a maximum of EUR 85,000. The total amount available is EUR 250,000. The following direct costs may be applied for:
Please submit your application to the following email address: programmmanagement(at)oeaw.ac.atby 15 June 2021.
Applications must be made in English by submitting the following documents:
By their submission for this call for proposals the applicants acknowledge that the related data and documents will be forwarded to the members of the jury and to experts. The data and documents will be forwarded for the purpose of evaluation of the application and decision-making with regard to the award of grants.