User Involvement Funding

NOTE: The funding budget for User Involvement activities for 2023 has been exhausted. 



Representatives of the national consortia and CLARIN centres are warmly invited to apply for (co-)financing for the organisation of the following types of CLARIN User Involvement (UI) events:

CLARIN Master Classes:

a session at a major event in the fields of Digital Humanities and/or Social Sciences where CLARIN experts answer researchers’ questions and recommend CLARIN approaches/tools/resources.

up to € 1.500 per proposal

CLARIN Courses at Summer Schools:

a course/tutorial/workshop on a CLARIN-related topic at a prominent Digital Humanities and/or Social Sciences summer school.

up to € 3.000 per proposal

CLARIN Training Events:

a workshop/seminar for researchers on new/key language tools and resources (e.g. at universities, institutes, libraries, archives and museums), a seminar for teachers addressing topics not sufficiently covered in the curricula, a seminar addressing an under-serviced community (e.g. diaspora, minorities, special needs), a refreshment course for language professionals (e.g. translators, journalists).

up to € 5.000 per proposal

Variations on these types of events will also be considered.

Application Procedure

  • There is a continuous call, with a total budget of around € 30.000 per year.
  • The applicant sends this application form by email to

  • An assessment panel consisting one or two members of the CLARIN Board of Directors, when relevant extended with a domain expert, will select the proposals that have sufficient quality to justify funding.

  • Should more applications than can be funded be received, then the quality criterion, the impact of the event on the new and existing users, the reusability potential of the developed materials and the co-operation of several consortia will become decisive in the comparison.

  • Applications will be processed in the order in which they were received and will be processed within three weeks. Once the available funding for a specific year has been exhausted, a notification will be posted on this web page. 


  • Representatives of any of the CLARIN consortia or staff affiliated with a CLARIN centre can submit a proposal for UI funding. Co-operation of national consortia and/or CLARIN centres is not a requirement but will be considered a plus in the evaluation procedure, as will the impact of the event on new and existing users and the reusability potential of the materials (such as video recordings or training materials) resulting from the event.
  • Applicants are required to make explicit how the proposed event will benefit CLARIN at the level
  • The cost categories that can be proposed for funding include:
    • Travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses for lecturers and/or organisers
    • Room rental
    • Catering
    • Video recording of the relevant parts of the programme (hosting of the recorded material can be taken care by CLARIN)
  • Personnel costs and indirect costs are not eligible for reimbursement. This also applies to administration costs.

Terms and Conditions

  • The CLARIN funding is to be mentioned in all external communication related to the event.
  • A blog post about the event that is suited for publication on the CLARIN ERIC website should be submitted within two months of the event taking place. Please make sure to read the instructions.
  • Final payment of the granted budget will only take place after receipt of the blog post for the CLARIN website.

Please find below some general guidelines about creating a blog post:

  1. Start with a general overview of the event, presenting the following information: 
    • The date and venue of the event
    • The title of the event & link to event web page if available
    • The aim of the event
    • The lecturers
    • The organisers
    • The participants (number, their disciplines, their nationality).
  2. Describe the programme of the event. Include:
    • A brief summary of what was done
    • A description of the topics covered
    • Links to the available materials video recordings
    • Link to any training materials developed for the event
    • etc.
  3. Discuss the added value of the event. Include:
    • The most relevant outcomes of the event (max 400 words)
    • Possible future plans (follow-up development, events, publications)
    • Relevant remarks on how the participants benefited from the event
    • Advice for other organisers of similar events
    • Any possible improvements of organising similar events in the future
    • Contributions of the event to strategic goals of CLARIN ERIC (max 150 words).

Be sure to enrich the blog post with the relevant hyperlinks (persons, organisations, projects, videos, materials) and one to three photos from the event.


Financial procedure

The main UI event proposer will be responsible for assembling all claims relevant to the event and for payment of all cost statements. On request a prepayment by CLARIN ERIC can be issued up to a maximum of 60% of the total event budget. Together with the blog post about the event, a budget breakdown or final summary of expenses claimed (based on actual costs) will have to be sent to the financial officer at CLARIN ERIC before the last batch of the funds can be transferred. The cost summary is due within 2 months after the event date.

Guest blog posts

The blogs below give an idea about all the summer schools, tutorials and workshops that have received funding as CLARIN User Involvement event.

CLARIN Workshop: Transc&Anno: A Graphical Tool for the Transcription and On-the-Fly Annotation of Handwritten Documents

On 10 September 2019, Nadezda Okinina, the developer of the Trans&Anno, led a CLARIN workshop about the tool during the 5th Learner Corpus Research conference in Warsaw. 

Event page | Blog post

ESU: A Ten-Year Success Story

This year the European Summer University in Digital Humanities “Culture and Technology” (ESU) celebrated its 10th anniversary. 

Event page | Blog post

Second Baltic Summer School of Digital Humanities: Data Cooks and Carpenters: We Are Still Hiring

On July 23 – 26 2019, National Library of Latvia hosted the Second Baltic Summer School of Digital Humanities (BSSDH). For a second consecutive year, the school was organised by the National Library of Latvia in collaboration with the Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art of the University of Latvia, Faculty of Social Sciences and Faculty of Humanities of the University of Latvia.

Event page | Blog post | Video

Helsinki Di­gital Hu­man­it­ies Hack­a­thon #DH­H19 | 15.-24.5.2019

Helsinki Digital Humanities Hackathon #DH­H19 gathered students and researchers of humanities, social sciences, and computer science in May at the University of Helsinki. During a week and a half of intensive multi-disciplinary work, the groups applied digital methods to a variety of datasets, with the goal of solving research questions in the following themes:

  • The Many Voices of European Par­lia­ment­ary De­bates
  • Genre and Style in Early Mod­ern Pub­lic­a­tions
  • Brexit in Transna­tional So­cial Me­dia
  • News­pa­pers and Cap­it­al­ism

Event page | Blog post

CoReFo 2018

On 16 November 2018, the CA2LI research team of the Laboratoire de Recherche sur le Langage hosted a study day entitled ‘Lier recherche et formation professionnelle : des corpus à l'interface’ (Corpora at the interface between research and vocational training) at the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Université Clermont Auvergne (France).

Event page | Blog post

Seminar on Speech and Language Technology Tools, a HunCLARIN UI Event

On 19 October 2018, the Seminar on Speech and Language Technology Tools took place in Szeged, Hungary. The general aim of the event was to introduce digital linguistic services to researchers, teachers and students that already working on linguistic projects

Event page | Blog post

The Oral History & Technology - München

This fourth Oral History & Technology - München workshop, supported by CLARIN took place on 19-21 September 2018. The workshop focussed on the analysis phase of the research process.

Event page | Blog post

30th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI)

The 30th edition of ESSLLI (European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information) took place from 6 to 17 August 2018 at Sofia University “Saint Kliment Ohridski”, Sofia, Bulgaria.Sofia University “Saint Kliment Ohridski” and the Institute of Information and Communication TechnologiesBulgarian Academy of Sciences (IICT-BAS), jointly hosted ESSLLI 2018. The chair of the local Organisation Committee was prof. Petya Osenova (Sofia University and IICT-BAS) and the co-chair was assoc. prof. Kiril Simov (IICT-BAS).

Event page | Blog post

Summer School in 'Culture & Technology' - ESU2018

Thorsten Trippel (CLARIN-D) has written a detailed report about the European Summer University in Digital Humanities (ESU2018) and a number of participants have shared their experiences by writing their own blogs as well.

ESU2018 took place in Leipzig, Germany from 17 to 27 July 2018.

Event page | Blog post

Lexicography and digital editions in Montpellier

On 26-29 June 2018 the Praxiling laboratory at the Paul-Valéry University in Montpellier hosted the CAHIER annual workshop, this year dedicated to the retro-digitisation of historical documents.

Event page | Blog post

BAAL Workshop on Data-Driven Learning

The British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) organised a workshop on Data-Driven Learning on 8 June 2018 at Coventry University. At the workshop, Martin Wynne gave an introduction to CLARIN, and distributed fliers. There were 44 people in attendance.

Event page | Blog post

DH Course Registry Metadatathon, Paris 2018

The DH Course Registry Metadatathon was a part of the DARIAH Annual Event 2018 held in Paris, France on Thursday, 24 May, 2018. 

Event page | Blog post

Workshop 'Translation Memories, Corpora, Termbases: Bridges between Translation Studies and Research Infrastructures'

CLARIN user involvement workshop “Translation memories, corpora, termbases: Bridges between translation studies and research infrastructures” was hosted by the ACDH of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Centre for Translation Studies of the University of Vienna on 8 and 9 February 2018.

Event page | Blog post

CLARIN Workshop on Interoperability of Second Language Resources and Tools

On December 6-8, 2017, Swe-Clarin / Språkbanken at the University of Gothenburg hosted a CLARIN workshop on Interoperability of Second Language Resources and Tools.

Event page | Blog post

Workshop: Digital Youth in East Asia: Theoretical, Methodological and Technical Issues

This day-long workshop taught basic natural language processing techniques for large volumes of online text (from websites, blogs, forums, social media, etc.) to researchers in the social sciences and humanities. It was the final day in a three-day conference entitled ‘Digital Youth in East Asia: Theoretical, Methodological, and Technical Issues’, organised by the East Asian Studies research unit at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

Event page | Blog post

CLARIN UI Event: Using TEI for Representing CMC/Social Media Data

The workshop titled “How to use TEI for the annotation of CMC and social media resources: a practical introduction” was held in association with the 5th Conference on CMC and Social Media Corpora for the Humanities (cmccorpora17) at Eurac Research, Italy on 4 October 2017.

Event page | Blog post

TransTech17 – 3rd Translation Technologies Summer School

The 3rd edition of the Translation Technologies Summer School, jointly organised by the Department of Translation at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, and the Slovenian Language Technologies Society

Event page | Blog post

Digital Humanities Madrid Summer School 2017

The DH@Madrid Summer School 2017, titled "Semantic Technologies and Linguistic Tools for Digital Humanities" was organised in July 2017 by the Laboratory of Innovation of Digital Humanities of UNED.

Event page | Blog post

'Culture & Technology' - The European Summer University in Digital Humanities 2017

Organised by an enthusiastic team around Elisabeth Burr, the summer school, which was established at the University of Leipzig, Germany, in 2009, was again co-sponsored by CLARIN – besides receiving funding from Leipzig University, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and other national and international institutions. The ESU 2017 took place on 18-28 July 2017.

Event page | Blog post