Call for Proposals: National Library of the Netherlands, Researcher-in-Residence Program 2018

The Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB), National Library of the Netherlands is seeking proposals for its Researcher-in-residence program 2018

This program offers a unique chance to early career researchers to work in the library with the Digital Humanities team and KB data. In return, we learn how researchers use the data of the KB. This year we invite academic researchers with a background in Humanities, Social Sciences, Computer Science or Artificial Intelligence to apply for one of the two following tracks:

  1. an *‘open track’* in which we will address your Humanities or Social Sciences research question in a 6 month project using the digital collections of the KB and computational techniques.
  2. An *‘information extraction track’* in which we invite Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence as well as Social Sciences and Humanities scholars to use or collaborate in our ongoing research on extracting structured data from our extensive collections of unstructured text.

For both tracks you will be assisted by one of our research software engineers. The output of the project will be incorporated in the experimental platform of the KB, the KB Lab and is ideally beneficial for a larger (scholarly) community.

*Who are we looking for?*

For both tracks we search for talented early career researchers who are:

* PhD-student in their final stages of their PhD project or researchers that have obtained their PhD between 2013 and 2017

* Have a background in Humanities, Social Sciences, Computer Science or Artificial Intelligence

* Employed at a university or research institute in the EU as academic researcher

* Interested in using one (or more) of the digital collections of the KB,

* Available for 0.5 fte over a period of 6 months (preferably Jan – Jun 2018 or Jul – Dec 2018) and able to spend at least 1 day a week at the KB premises.

*What can we offer you?*

* A secondment with the KB for 0,5 fte for a period of 6 months based on your current salary

* Access to all datasets of the KB,

* An office space,

* Travel costs within the Netherlands,

* Support from a programmer, researcher, collection and data specialists.

*How do I apply?*

Please use a template available on our website to formulate your research proposal and submit this as a pdf *before 1 September 2017 * via the email address, after having carefully read our terms and conditions. All proposals will first be reviewed on eligibility by an internal KB committee and then forwarded to an external committee of representative experts from several Dutch universities and institutions that have backgrounds in Humanities, Social Sciences, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. Results will be announced in October 2017.


Full call text

Deadline: 1 September 2017

Announcement on decision: October 2017

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