Call for Contributions for CLARIN Training Suite

CLARIN ERIC invites proposals for the development of CLARIN training materials relevant for the disciplines that CLARIN is serving which can be reused and adapted by lecturers in the CLARIN network in both formal as well as informal educational settings.

In the first iteration of the call we invite proposals for:

  • Already existing training materials that have already been successfully used but need to be adapted, translated, refined in order to make them suitable for a broader scope. Well motivated proposals for the development of new materials will also be considered.;
  • Materials suited for PhD and Masters levels; (In later stages, we also plan to fund materials for Bachelors level)
  • Materials focusing on central and universally/generally applicable services, tools and resources; (in later stages, we also plan to fund materials relevant for specific languages only)
  • In addition to materials that can be used for face-to-face training, materials that can be used in virtual training settings are very welcome as well.


  • This call is continuous.
  • An assessment panel consisting of a member of the BoD, a representative of the UIC and a representative of the KSIC, extended with a domain expert when relevant, will select the proposals that have sufficient quality to justify funding.
  • In case more proposals will come in than can be funded, the quality criterion, the potential for impact of the proposed materials on the new and existing users and their reusability potential will become decisive in the comparison.
  • Applications will be processed in the order in which they were received and will be processed within 3 weeks. Once the available budget for 2020 is exhausted, a notification will be posted on this web page. All applications that have not been assessed by then will be assessed in the next funding round.


  • The call is open to individual proposers as well as teams of proposers.
  • Funding is awarded for personnel costs required to adapt, translate and/or refine the existing training materials. 
  • The extent of the materials and the amount of funding sought is in principle flexible but must be well-motivated. An estimated budget per proposal is 1 PM and 6 PMs.

Terms and conditions

  • The CLARIN funding must be clearly acknowledged in the materials.
  • In addition to the materials themselves, supporting documentation for lecturers also needs to be provided.
  • All training materials will be published on the CLARIN website with a CC-BY 4.0 license:
  • A blog post about the materials that is suited for publication on the CLARIN ERIC website needs to be submitted within 2 months after the materials have been approved by the assessment panel.

Financial procedure

The main proposer is responsible for preparing the budget breakdown, final summary of expenses claimed (based on actual costs). An invoice is to be sent to the financial officer at CLARIN ERIC. On request, a prepayment by CLARIN ERIC can be issued up to a maximum of 60% of the total budget awarded. The cost summary and a blog post about the materials is due within 2 months after the materials have been approved by the assessment panel and before the last batch of the funds can be transferred.

Application procedure

Each proposal should include the following: 

  • Name(s) of applicant(s)
  • A summary of the training materials itself, explaining its aims, its general structure, its target audience (max 500 words)
  • The state of current training materials in this area (i.e. Why do we need this training material? Which gap will it fill?, max 250 words)
  • Pre-requisites/Practical/technical setup required to use the proposed training material (max 150 words)
  • Education or research level (making clear the entry-level and expected advancement in knowledge, max 150 words)
  • A list of the CLARIN resources/tools/services used, including details for which specific languages, or language families they are applicable (max 150 words)
  • Information about the applicants, and the skills they will bring to the proposed training material (max 500 words)