Call for proposals for ARTIS collaboration in research training

Deadline for applications: 15 September 2014
ARTIS, or Advancing Research in Translation and Interpreting Studies, is a new research training initiative in the broad area of translation and interpreting studies. The training we offer is designed to help researchers to improve their research skills and methods, to set up and manage research projects effectively, and to negotiate and apply theoretical models. In providing training along these lines ARTIS seeks to contribute to the enhancement of translation and interpreting research quality in general.
ARTIS builds on the long and successful history of the Translation Research Summer School, which was organised by the University of Manchester, University College London (UCL), the University of Edinburgh and Hong Kong Baptist University. It is run by staff from these same universities but also involves experienced colleagues from the Universities of Nottingham and Bristol and a large international panel of Associates with a wide array of research specialisms. ARTIS is a flexible platform that can collaborate to deliver short, intensive training in a variety of places, responding to local needs.  It is administered by the University of Manchester’s Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies.
ARTIS will issue two calls for proposals per year, with deadlines of 15 January and 15 June. To launch the initiative in 2014, applications are being invited, exceptionally, for a 15 September deadline.
ARTIS expects to be able to collaborate in up to four research-training initiatives per year. Applications are now invited for the September 2014 deadline, to be submitted on the application form provided. The ARTIS Steering Board will evaluate all applications to select those which best fit the ARTIS objectives.

General criteria for applications

The main purpose of the event will be to provide research training for doctoral, post-doctoral or early career researchers.
The event will normally be of 1-3 days’ duration.
The event must have a clear thematic and/or methodological focus and defined learning outcomes.
Institutions proposing the event must be able to demonstrate how the event will be organised and funded. Note that ARTIS is unable to provide funding for events.
ARTIS selection will give priority to capacity-building events or research training that  addresses specific, local, regional or national needs which are otherwise not well met.
What ARTIS will contribute to successful applications

  • ARTIS will appoint two representatives from its Steering Board or Board of Associates, who will be research-training specialists with appropriate expertise, to provide academic/curricular support during the planning phase.  Support will vary, depending on needs, but may include a review of the event programme to ensure that key aspects of research training and local needs are addressed, assistance with the planning of sessions or the recommendation of appropriate primary and secondary resources and reading material.
  • ARTIS will identify appropriate specialists from its Steering Board or Board of Associates who may serve as external speakers/trainers. Note that attendance of ARTIS associates at events must be funded by the organisers.
  • ARTIS will publicise the event on its website, through mailing lists, social media networks, etc.
  • ARTIS can provide a web space for video recordings and other materials associated with the event, provided the necessary authorisation is secured from relevant parties.
  • ARTIS can provide formal notification of collaboration if required, for example for funding applications.

Successful applicants must use the ARTIS logo on publicity material related to the event and must acknowledge ARTIS involvement.
Unsuccessful applicants will receive general feedback and, on occasion, may be encouraged to resubmit.
The completed application form should be submitted to