UvA Grassroots call – September 23 2016

A new call for the Grassroots projects is open! The deadline for application is on September 23 2016, 13.00. Join the group of lecturers and students who have this way enriched many courses using ICT and contributed to the improvement of education at the UvA in general!


Why Grassroots projects?

Grassroots are small-scale, accessible ICT projects, from which the results immediately can be implemented in education. Grassroots are a great example of introducing and testing new methods using technology in education.
Individual teachers and students can submit a proposal for Grassroots projects. For each Grassroot project the subvention is €1000.
Besides individual Grassroots projects, departments can request financial aid for a program of 5-10 combined Grassroots.

Get inspired by the previous projects and apply for your own Grassroots project!
See UvA Grassroots blog. There you can find the blog about the FNWI two Grassroots programs (project leader Marcel Vreeswijk), “The power of chalkless” and “Van het Krijt naar het Tablet-tijdperk”.
You can watch the 1 minute video (link to VIDEO) about the Grassroots of Timo Halbesma, the Faculty of Science student, who developed the CARD application using a student Grassroots.
You can follow developments of FNWI Grassroots on Starfish.

How to apply for Grassroots projects?

GrassrotsPoster2016_SeptemberTo apply for the Grassroots project you need to fill in the application form (you van write it in Dutch or in English) and submit your proposal before September 23 (1.00 p.m.).

You are most welcome to contact ICTO-FNWI for any questions and for the feedback on your Grassroots project proposal and later on when your proposal is granted. In the case of more lecturers with a similar idea’s ICTO-FNWI will organize collaboration between the projects or a joint grassroots program and give additional support.
Contact: Natasa Brouwer, coordinator ICTO-FNWI (natasa.brouwer@uva.nl).


  • 23-09-2016    Deadline for submitting application formats (13.00 uur) Submit via:  Grassroots@uva.nl
  • 07-10-2016    Participants will be notified about the results of the assessment of the proposal by UvA selection committee and start date of projects
  • 13-10-2016    Start meeting of the Grassroots (15.00). The winning proposals give a presentation.

More information can be found on the Grassroots website: uva.nl/grassroots.

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