This call is aimed at budding researchers with creative and open minds, interested in the challenges of applied research. We offer a unique learning opportunity in a multidisciplinary research project on the isle of Gozo, Malta. Expeditions and the University of Leuven offer a 20.000 euro (±22,000 USD or ±160.000 CNY) scholarship fund to cover part or all of the tuition fees for selected participants of the 2020 Malta Summer School. Scholarships are granted on a competitive basis and based on a research proposal.

Call directed at

  • Undergraduate and graduate students
  • PhD students and candidates
  • Everyone with a genuine interest in cultural anthropology Previous participants of the project

Selection is not based on previous academic merit or project complexity. We aim for enthusiasm, dedication and creativity. In past years, students who were not enrolled in an anthropology program also received scholarships for the program.

Selection Procedure
In the first phase, candidates are invited to propose two or more creative research concepts that can be built upon through fieldwork performed during one session of the summer school on Gozo (Malta). For the second phase, the scholarship review board will select 15 to 20 candidates from these submissions to work out a more detailed research plan within a deadline of two months. These final proposals will be ranked and scholarships will be divided according to this ranking. The top ranked proposals will be granted a full scholarship, while others will receive a partial scholarship. None of the scholarships include airfare to or from Malta.

How can I apply?

  • Send us two or more research concepts
  • 150-250 words per research concept
  • Submitting can only be done through the website
  • The deadline for submissions (first stage) is January 5th, 2020

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