Call for proposals
The goal of the RaAM Research Grant project is to promote research on all types of figurative language carried out by RaAM members. We particularly encourage RaAM members to submit research proposals in areas not yet well represented in metaphor research, whether it be geographical areas, certain languages, or research in any area of diversity, equity and inclusivity including gender, race, LGBTQIA studies, etc. The ideal project will be a stand-alone study that can be published as a journal article.
The principal investigator (PI) needs to have an active RaAM membership at the application deadline and during the period during which the grant is being carried out and the grant expectations (below) are being fulfilled.
February 28, 2022
Timeframe of research project
July 2022 to June 2023
You can apply for up to 2000 GBP per project (total budget available for this round for all projects: 4000 GBP).
Requests for funding may include: software, books, e-books, money to pay participants in an offline or online experiment, economy class travel for data collection, daily allowance for room/board for data collection, or expenses related to a public engagement activity.
Requests for funding may not include: phones, computers, salary for an assistant, attending conferences (note that there are separate bursaries that can be applied for to attend a RaAM conference)
Half of the grant will be given to awardees at the start of the project in July 2022. The remaining grant money must be submitted within 13 months after the start date (July 2023) with copies of all the receipts as well as all the expenditures clearly listed in an Excel file. In addition, the below expectations must be fulfilled prior to getting the second half of the grant.
If you receive this grant, you will be expected to provide:
- a short abstract for the RaAM newsletter prior to the start of the project (June 2022);
- a short write-up of the results for the RaAM newsletter after you complete the grant (June or October 2023);
- a three-minute lightning presentation at the RaAM 2023 Annual General Meeting.
In addition, we encourage the awardees to submit a full abstract to the RaAM 2023 conference. We also request that any output (academic books/articles/chapters or non-academic reports or events) acknowledge the RaAM Research Grant and associated grant number and be reported to the RaAM Executive Committee upon publication.
How to apply
Fill out the below information. Please follow the word count strictly. Information other than what we request below will not be taken into consideration. In case of any questions, do not hesitate to write us an email.