Second Round Large Grants AMT Phase 2

AMT2 (2015-2018) commits itself to achieve by 2018 demonstrable results in enhancing the visibility of Asian research both within and outside the academic world, strengthened cooperation between Leiden faculties and institutes in terms of research, impact and teaching. AMT2 funding will be allocated competitively to two teams of 2-3 Asia Senior researchers in Leiden, who will be given a budget of up to €150.000 to develop a field of Asia research and teaching in the course of 2 years. The selection procedure will take place in two phases. The deadline for submitting a summary version is 1 September 2016. Proposals, selected by the AMT committee in September 2016, will have to be finally submitted by 15 November 2016. Projects duration, in principle: 1 January 2017-31 December 2018. This call is open only to Leiden University academic staff members.

Gabrielle van den Berg receives a prestigious VICI grant

Dr. Gabrielle van den Berg receives a prestigious VICI grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for her project "Turks, texts and territory: Imperial ideology and cultural production in Central Eurasia". Turkish nomadic rulers established large empires in the Middle East and Asia between the 11th and 14th centuries. This project will explain the link between their new political ideology and the production of art and literature, via the cultural heritage of five cities along the Silk Road: Kashgar, Samarkand, Ghazna, Tabriz and Konya. The grant application was also submitted as part of the Central Asia project, funded by Asian Modernities and Traditions.