Funding Call for Participation in the CLARIN Trainer Network Programme



CLARIN invites applications to join the CLARIN Trainer Network programme. The CLARIN Trainer Network is a group of experts who carry out training events at prominent summer schools, conferences, COST Actions, etc. in disciplines and communities relevant for CLARIN, such as linguistics, digital humanities, language technologies and social sciences.

For the CLARIN Trainer Network programme, an annual budget of 10 000 EUR is available.

Application Procedure

This is a continuous call, applications are accepted throughout the year. 

The applicant sends a proposal by email to training@clarin.euEach proposal should contain: 

  • A CV of the applicant(s)
  • Information about the applicant and the skills they will bring to the CLARIN Trainer Network, specifying the area(s) of expertise, training experience, developed training materials, knowledge of CLARIN (max 500 words)
  • A motivation statement (max 500 words).
  • A committee of five evaluators, composed of representatives from the CLARIN Training taskforce, the Board of Directors and the User Involvement Committee will select the candidates and invite them for an interview.

    Should more proposals be submitted than can be funded, previous training experience of the candidate and the quality of their motivation statement will be the key deciding factor.

    Applications are reviewed in the order in which they are received. The applicants will be informed of the outcome within three weeks from the submission date. 

    Once the available budget for a specific year has been exhausted, a notification will be posted on this web page. All applications that have not been assessed will be taken into consideration in the following year.

Eligibility of Applicants and Cost Categories

The call is open to representatives of CLARIN consortia or staff affiliated with a CLARIN centre who have a full-time or part-time position at an (educational or research) academic institution for at least one year after the date of submission. A completed PhD is a plus, but not required. At least one year of training experience (e.g., teaching at a higher education institute, formal or informal training at a research institution, university or research library, data centre) is required.

Funding covers the travel and accommodation costs as well as the event registration fees, and it is awarded to the candidate directly. Funding cannot be used for salary costs.

Terms and Conditions

  • The appointment is for three years with a possibility of prolongation.
  • The selected candidates will commit to training opportunities based on their expertise and availability on a case-by-case basis in agreement with the CLARIN training and education team. They will be encouraged to proactively seek training opportunities within relevant projects, scholarly networks, institutions, and research infrastructures. We aim for three to four training events annually, both in-person and virtually.
  • The selected candidates will attend an internal introductory webinar and study the information package to learn about CLARIN's organisation, strategy, technical infrastructure and activities.
  • The selected candidates will make their training materials available on the CLARIN website with a CC-BY 4.0 license:
  • The selected candidates will agree to be featured in CLARIN's newsletter, website and printed promotional material (e.g. interview, blogpost, brochure).
  • The CLARIN Trainer Network must be acknowledged in all the activities and materials.
  • A brief report on each training activity needs to be submitted within one month after its completion.