The deadline for the scholarships has passed, but will re-open for the summer 2015 sessions in October 2014.


This call is aimed at budding researchers with a creative and open mind towards the challenges of applied research.  We offer a unique learning opportunity in a multidisciplinary research project on the isle of Gozo, Malta. Expeditions and IMMRC hand out seven scholarships that cover all or the major part of the tuition fee for the 2014 Malta Summer School. Scholarships are granted on a competitive basis, based on a research proposal.

Selection Procedure

Initial candidates are invited to propose two or more original research concepts that can be performed during the summer school. The academic board will select 15 different candidates to work out a more detailed research plan within a deadline of two months. The two best research proposals will be granted a full scholarship. The next five runners-up will be granted a scholarship of 1,700.00€ (60% of the total tuition) which will be deducted from their tuition fee.
In the initial stage:
- All submissions will compete equally. You are allowed to send in as much research ideas as you like.
- Concepts should be rudimentarily explained.
- Topics do not have to be related to Malta or Gozo since topics will be made applicable with the help of our tutors after an initial selection.
- Applicants are asked to focus on creativity and an initial-stage argumentation on why the research is valuable.
After initial acceptance:
- applicants will develop further the selected proposal under assistance of our tutors (via e-mail or skype).
- elaboration on feasibility, methodology and research layouts should fleshed out
- Final research proposals to be submitted within two months after initial acceptance

How to apply?

- Send us 2 or more research concepts (but at least two!).
- 150-250 words per research concept.
- Submitting can only be done through this online form.
- The deadline for submissions is January 25th, 2014.
- No academic requirements necessary.
Please note that the number of students accepted in the program is limited. Scholarships will be granted only after the completion of the selection procedure, while registration is open to non-scholarship participants. In case you wish to join the project even if you don't get the scholarship, we advize to register through the regular procedure as early as possible since non-scholarship slots are usually filled by the end of December.

Official certificate when completing.
Leading professor: Marc Vanlangendonck
Catholic University of Louvain and IMMRC