MAXQDA
Research Grants
Submissions are open!

Supporting students conducting research on
climate change and climate action

MAXQDA Research Grants is a VERBI Software initiative that seeks to support researchers, research projects, and networks. The #ResearchforChange Grant offers financial support and methodological training to student-researchers whose fieldwork aims to study, bring awareness to, and contribute to empowerment initiatives. This semester’s grant theme is climate change and climate action.

What does the #ResearchforChange Grant consist of?

With an $850.00 USD Scholarship, MAXQDA Analytics Pro Student license, two professional MAXQDA training sessions, and more, VERBI Software is offering students conducting qualitative and mixed methods research each a grant totaling $1,600.00 USD in value.

While we require that all information be submitted in English, the location of the researcher’s home institution, personal characteristics such as age, gender identity, nationality, ethnicity, or religious affiliation will not affect the selection process.

The $1,600.00 #ResearchforChange Grant includes:

Research Scholarship

A one-time $850.00 USD cash scholarship (in the currency of your home banking institution) to be received before the researcher’s fieldwork commences.

MAXQDA License

A MAXQDA Analytics Pro Student license (or upgrade for current MAXQDA users), valid for 24 months, includes 2 installations ($110.00 value).

MQIC Funding

The admission fee will be waived for recipients who choose to attend the next MAXQDA International Conference in Berlin, Germany (up to $350.00 value).

Professional Training

2 online training sessions conducted by a Professional MAXQDA Trainer (up to $300.00 value).

MAXQDA Support

Full technical and function support from the MAXQDA Support Team.

Exposure & Publicity

The grant recipient and their research will be featured on the MAXQDA website and social media.

Eligibility requirements

  • The applicant must currently be an undergraduate student, graduate student, or Ph.D. student/candidate enrolled at a higher learning institution (college, university, trade school, etc.).
  • The applicant must be conducting, or be about to conduct, qualitative or mixed methods fieldwork focused on climate change and climate action.
  • The (online) fieldwork will begin by September 29th, 2021 at the latest.
    Please read here if your fieldwork has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • The applicant will be using MAXQDA to analyze their research data.
  • VERBI Software GmbH employees, Professional MAXQDA Trainers, and previous MAXQDA Research Grant recipients are not eligible to apply.

No previous MAXQDA experience is necessary.
Students with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Go to the application form below

Timeline:

Application deadline 11:59 pm, 26 May 2021
Grant announcement ca. 1 July 2021
Scholarship bank transfer 31 August 2021 at the latest
Fieldwork begins
My fieldwork has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic
29 September 2021 at the latest
First training session 13 October 2021 at the latest
First fieldwork diary entry submission 3 November 2021 at the latest
Application deadline 11:59 pm, 26 May 2021
Grant announcement ca. 1 July 2021
Scholarship bank transfer 31 August 2021 at the latest
Fieldwork begins
My fieldwork has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic
29 September 2021 at the latest
First training session 13 October 2021 at the latest
First fieldwork diary entry submission 3 November 2021 at the latest

#ResearchforChange Grant Conditions

The scholarship provider is:

VERBI Software – Consult – Sozialforschung GmbH
Invalidenstraße 74
10557 Berlin
Germany

Acceptance of the MAXQDA Scholarship requires that you agree to the following terms and conditions:

  1. The research project shall be carried out professionally and according to ethical standards.

  2. You will submit at least two research reports (“Fieldwork Diary Entry” 750 -1,500 words each) in English to VERBI Software GmbH and complete the necessary edits with the MAXQDA webteam.

    a. These research reports can cover any topic related to the research project and the use of MAXQDA in data collection, analysis and the presentation of results. The exact content and format of the contribution will be agreed individually in advance. The first research report must be submitted by 3 November 2021 at the latest and edits from the MAXQDA webteam must be worked through in a timely manner.

    b. Each contribution should be submitted together with 5 high-resolution images showing both the field research and the work with MAXQDA (e.g. screenshots). VERBI Software GmbH has the full right to publish the material on different platforms without time limit.

    Please note: VERBI Software GmbH may use the name, description of the research project, and submitted image of the scholarship holder for their online and offline marketing materials.

  3. The two training sessions must be completed within 6 months of the trainer’s contact information being sent to the winner.

  4. If the above conditions are violated or the research project is prematurely terminated, VERBI Software GmbH reserves the right to terminate the contract and reclaim the financial support already provided. The repayment must be made within 3 months.

  5. VERBI Software GmbH processes the personal data (name, address, bank details, e-mail, telephone number) of the grant recipient exclusively for the purposes of the grant. The basis for data processing is thus Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR. Further information on data protection and your data protection rights can be found at https://www.maxqda.com/privacy-online-forms

  6. German law shall apply to the scholarship conditions.
    The agreed place of jurisdiction is Berlin.

#ResearchforChange Grant Application

Please read the conditions above carefully. If you wish to continue, please use the following checklist to make sure that you have all the documents required (IN ENGLISH) at hand before submitting your grant application. The grant application form will open once you have checked off that you have all the documents (as PDFs) and then you can start with your application.













Application form

Complete the application form below in English and upload all necessary application documents. Please note: incomplete applications will not be accepted or considered!


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Recipient selection criteria used by the selection committee:

  • The relevance and applicability of „Research for Change“ described in the letter of motivation.
  • Originality and creativity of the research proposal.
  • A well-defined research question.
  • Description of the research methods in the field and analysis methodology using MAXQDA.
  • Content of the letter(s) of recommendation submitted.

Questions? Check out the MAXQDA Research Grants FAQs!

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