Researchers should complete the application form and return it to ARIADNEplus by email by the current call deadline. The application should describe the researcher’s background in archaeology, the proposed project and its expected results, and the justification of need for sponsorship for the specific access visit or Summer school, highlighting the impact to archaeological research.
Selection process and evaluation criteria
After the proposals are submitted, ARIADNEplus will verify compliance with the eligibility criteria (below). Applications will then be sent to the User Selection Panel and assigned to experts for their evaluation. The Selection Panel will make recommendations to the ARIADNEplus Coordinator who will notify applicants of the results of the evaluation.
Selection and sponsorship awards will be primarily based on the quality of the applicant, the scientific merit of the case study or individual research project proposed and the potential of the applicant to benefit from the training on offer. Applications should aim to increase research output (qualitatively and quantitatively), optimise the use of the ARIADNE Infrastructure, develop local expertise and ongoing research activities and facilities, and foster lasting international cooperation. Case studies should have focussed goals that are technically feasible within the framework of the access visit or summer school and the host facility.
Priority will be given to:
- users who have not previously used the ARIADNE Infrastructure resources,
- young researchers,
- researchers working in countries where no such research facilities exist.
The project will provide equal opportunities with regards to Transnational Access to the research infrastructure and to participation in Summer Schools and access visits.
To be eligible for sponsorship, researchers must:
- work or be registered as a student in an institution in one of the EU Member States and Associated States to support trans-national access; researchers from institutions in the home country of the school are not eligible for the bursary
- provide feedback on the access visit or summer school (see below)
- agree to their names being included in a list of ARIADNEplus TNA users provided to the European Commission and published in various media, including the Internet.
- disseminate results obtained as a result of TNA access as widely as possible and provide ARIADNEplus with the details. Publications should include the following acknowledgement: […] The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Commission Horizon 2020 Programme under grant agreement 823914 — ARIADNEplus — H2020-INFRAIA-2018-2020/H2020-INFRAIA-2018-1.
Feedback from the TNA user group is crucial for documenting the importance of the ARIADNE infrastructure to the European Commission and for improving our training programme. So we ask all participants who have completed an access visit or participated in an ARIADNEplus summer school to:
- Complete the TNA summary user report and send this by e-mail to
- Researchers who have received sponsorship from ARIADNEplus are asked to complete the European Commission’s User group questionnaire using the online form (choose the project ARIADNEplus) and to download a copy of their response and send this by email to . (This is requested so that we can assess the quality of access ARIADNEplus is providing and fulfill the EC’s requirements).
Travel expenses of sponsored researchers will be reimbursed after we have received your user feedback forms.