Associate Investigators (AIs) work on research topics related to the research goals of the NCCR Evolving Language. They are not formal members of the NCCR but are eligible to apply for PI status for phases 2 and/or 3. They can apply for internal grants and can attend project meetings, workshops, summer schools and retreats.
AI status is awarded by the Steering Committee on the basis of an application, which includes a brief research proposal, endorsed by at least one PI from their own research field and one PI from a different field. Selection criteria include scientific excellence of the proposal and its relevance to the NCCR research goals as well as the candidate’s track record (publications, grants and similar indicators).
How To Apply for AI status?
- A brief research proposal (max. 2 pages) containing the following parts:
- Research summary
- Relevance to the NCCR Evolving Language
- Names of two NCCR PIs who are willing to endorse your project
- Publications list
- Career plan (only for non-tenured applicants)
The Steering Committee assembles twice a year. The next meeting is scheduled for November 2021.