ASF Allocates Funding for Research and Events on Services
Aalto Service Factory (ASF) is a multi-school collaboration platform for service research and education in the Aalto University. ASF seeks long-term impact through influential research projects and builds bridges between disciplines by multi-disciplinary approaches to investigating services. ASF now grants funding for service-related research activities in all fields of technology, business, design and art.
ASF supports research groups that conduct and disseminate state-of-the-art research on services. The funding can be directed to activities that support high-quality research in the field, including research work (salaries for PhD students or Post-Docs), hosting of research workshops or conferences (but not travel expenses of the group’s researchers), acquisition of data, and collaboration for publishing scientific articles. However, projects conducted by an individual researcher alone are beyond the scope of this call. As research on services and service innovation can benefit from multidisciplinary collaboration, cross-school and cross-departmental applications are encouraged.
The supported activities may also include hosting of internal, national or international research events and workshops to foster cross-departmental collaboration and industry-academia co-operation in the area of services. In this call for applications, we will give preference to both existing groups and new initiatives that have the potential to publish their work in international high-quality outlets.
In this year’s call for 2014, a special attention will be given to applications to organize events such as seminars and workshops especially for researchers and PhD students. Furthermore, all groups that are granted funding for research work will be expected to organize a workshop on the group’s area of research. We will launch the “ASF seminar series in service research” in 2014 for this purpose.
|November 30, 2013
||Deadline for applications
|December 14, 2013
|January 1 to Dec 31, 2014
The free format applications (of 3 to 5 pages) should include the items listed below. All applications will be subject to an initial screening, after which additional information is requested if needed. The applications should include:
- –A title of the Group
- –Contact information of the persons in charge
- –A brief description of the Group and its participants (including possible external partners)
- –A brief description of the Group’s planned activities in 2014, including how the Group’s work strengthen multidisciplinary collaboration within Aalto
- –An overall budget, the amount of funding applied for, and the purpose(s) funding is applied for:
- -Researcher salaries
- -Organizing a workshop/seminar
- –Anticipated outcomes (dissertations, publications, events,…)
- –Description of possible functional support requested from the ASF
Those groups that have received funding from ASF earlier and wish to continue to get funding are expected to explain how the previous funding has been used and what are the results achieved with it.
The applications (in MS Office-compatible files or PDFs) should be submitted by email to servicefactory[at]aalto.fi by November 31, 2013.
Download the ASF Call for Research Proposals (PDF)
A list of the groups that have received funding in the previous financing rounds can be explored on the ASF website (http://www.servicefactory.aalto.fi/fi/research/thematicgroups). The funded groups are expected to give presentations on their results and experiences in such events once or twice during the year 2014. Additionally, groups have the possibility to gain visibility for their work through the events organized by the ASF.
For more information regarding the call for proposals, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Esko Penttinen, Research manager, Aalto Service Factory, esko.penttinen[at]aalto.fi, +358 405754520 or Prof. Virpi Kristiina Tuunainen, Director, Aalto Service Factory, virpi.tuunainen[at]aalto.fi, +358 50 589 7541.