Interested in applying for the $1,200 #ResearchforChange Grant? Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions (FAQs):
Thank you to everyone for your interest in MAXQDA Grants 2017/2018. We have already received so many inquiries and excellent applications! We have recently published some FAQs and would like to explain them further here.
Let’s recap: the $1,200 research fieldwork scholarship on offer for the 2017 fall semester is called the #ResearchforChange Grant. With a $800.00 cash Mobility Scholarship, MAXQDA Analytics Pro Student License to our software, and two professional training seminars, MAXQDA is offering student-researchers a grant totaling $1,200.00 in value! We will also provide full technical support throughout the researcher’s fieldwork and analysis journey and feature their work on our internet platforms.
What is…empowerment in the Global South?
We have received several questions about this semester’s #ResearchforChange theme, ‘fieldwork on empowerment initiatives in the Global South’. The notion of the Global South is seen by most scholars as more of a concept than a geographic delineation. The term is used fluidly and is often contested between different organizations and scholars. Because of this discrepancy, we will decide the relevancy of the research proposal on a case-by-case basis. The same goes for the term ’empowerment initiatives’. You are encouraged to describe the relevance and applicability of ‘Research for Change’ in the Letter of Motivation portion of your application. Let us know what it means to you and your research!
So, what if I am studying an empowerment initiative pertaining to the Global South, but I will be conducting my fieldwork in the Global North? Interviewing persons who have immigrated to my home country, for example. You are unfortunately not eligible this semester. Hopefully, we will be able to continue to provide MAXQDA Research Grants in the future with a wide variety of themes. Please feel free to click here to subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to hear about our latest projects, including MAXQDA Grants.
What is…the mobility scholarship?
The #ResearchforChange Grant has been specifically created to support student-researchers who are conducting qualitative or mixed methods fieldwork. The $800 cash mobility scholarship portion of the grant is to be used to help cover the costs incurred for travel and accommodation during the fieldwork process. The allocation of the funds is to be left to the discretion of the researcher.
So, what if you are a South-South researcher or researcher currently living in the Global South who does not plan on traveling abroad? You are eligible to apply as long as you are student/PhD candidate who is traveling (whether it be across the borders of nations or neighborhoods) to conduct fieldwork. We encourage you to specify how you will use the $800 mobility scholarship to aid your fieldwork process in the Research Proposal portion of your application. We will consider each proposal on a case-by-case basis.
What is…the MAXQDA Grants 2017/2018 Timeline?
November 15th, 2017: Application Deadline
Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
January 31st, 2018: Grants Awarded
We will be selecting the three grant recipients shortly after the deadline to apply. The researchers will receive the cash mobility scholarship by the start of their fieldwork, or by January 31st, 2018, whichever comes first.
VERBI Software will wire $800.00 USD (converted into the researcher’s preferred/home currency) via bank transfer. The MAXQDA Analytics Pro Student licenses will also be awarded via e-mail. The training seminars will be scheduled between the professional MAXQDA trainers and the individual researchers.
March 1st, 2018: Fieldwork Commences
The #ResearchforChange Grant is to be applied for and received during the fall/winter semester 2017/2018. We expect the fieldwork to commence by March 1st, 2018 at the latest.
March 31st, 2018: Fieldwork Diary Submission
One of the main conditions of the #ResearchforChange Grant is that the recipients submit 3 fieldwork diary entries to MAXQDA. The first fieldwork diary entry is to be submitted no later than March 31st, 2018. The content of the diary entry will be discussed on a case-by-case basis, as will the submission dates of the following two entries and any other texts/articles the researcher wishes to submit.
You can find an example of a research diary entry about using MAXQDA to analyze fieldwork data here.
Couldn’t find the answer to your question here or in the FAQs? Please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any further questions.