Nov 11

AHRC research grants funding opportunity

AHRC- Research grants – standard route and route for early career researchers

Closing date: No deadline

The Arts and Humanities Research Council invites applications under its research grants scheme for standard and early career awards. The scheme supports well-defined projects enabling individual researchers to collaborate with, and bring benefits to, other individuals and organisations through the conduct of research. The following grant routes are available:

•standard route;

•route for early career researchers, which enables new researchers within eight years of receiving their PhD or equivalent professional training, or within six years of their first academic appointment, to gain experience of managing and leading research projects.

Applications must include a principal investigator and at least one co-investigator involved in the development, leadership and management of the proposal. The project must lead to significant joint-authored research outputs.

Funding for standard route grants is worth between £50,000 and £1 million. Early-career grants are worth between £50,000 and £250,000. Projects may take place over a maximum of five years.—Standard-Route.aspx

*also please find below a reminder of the funding opportunties that were circulated to you all in October

AHRC Collaborative doctoral partnerships

Closing Date- 10 Dec 14

The Arts and Humanities Research Council invites applications for its collaborative doctoral partnerships. These enable non-HEI organisations or consortia with a proven track record in postgraduate research to apply for a cohort of studentships. Funding aims to:

•give applicants greater autonomy in the selection of PhD projects they would like to support and supervise;

•provide applicants with a firm funding horizon of collaborative doctoral awards to support their research training strategy and to enable the development of enhanced programmes of PhD study that provide students with career development opportunities outside the standard route;

•foster collaboration between CDP award-holding organisations and consortia in the development of wider training and development opportunities for the PhD students they support.

Organisations do not need to have held previous AHRC awards, but must demonstrate the capacity to manage at least three studentships per year. Small organisations may submit a joint consortium application. University museums and galleries may apply.

Awards cover studentships in October 2016, 2017 and 2018. AHRC aims to make up to 50 PhD studentships to selected partners every year. Each scholarship covers a period of three and a half years, with the extra six months used for student development opportunities as part of their PhD programme, such as international placements and enhanced skills development.

AHRC- New generation thinkers

Deadline: 6th Feb 2015

The Arts and Humanities Research Council and BBC Radio 3 invite applications to their new generation thinkers scheme. This enables early career researchers working in all areas of the arts and humanities to attend a series of dedicated workshops and become Radio 3’s resident new generation thinkers. The aim is to provide a development opportunity for early career researchers to cultivate the skills to communicate their research findings to those outside the academic community.

The scheme covers the following disciplines: American studies; archaeology; architecture; art history; classics; community arts; conservation of art and textiles; creative writing; cultural geography; cultural policy; cultural studies and popular culture; dance studies; design; dictionaries and databases; divinity; drama and theatre studies; English language and literature; gender and sexuality; history; information studies; journalism; law; librarianship; life writing; linguistics; literary and cultural theory; media; media and communication studies; modern languages; museum studies; music; philosophy; postcolonial studies; religious studies; textual editing and bibliography; theology; visual arts; human geography; medical humanities; health humanities; digital humanities; social anthropology; psychology of culture.

Applicants must be UK residents over 18 currently working or studying at a UK research organisation. They should be a current PhD student, within eight years of the award of their PhD or within six years of their first academic appointment.

Up to 60 candidates will be chosen to attend the workshops and up to 10 attendees will be chosen as new generation thinkers who will appear regularly on air, become guest speakers at the Free Thinking festival, have a chance to make a short taster film and have a chance to speak at AHRC events.

AHRC Digital Transformations- Small Grants

Deadline- 27th Nov 2014

The Arts and Humanities Research Council invites proposals for its digital transformations small grants. These support projects in which practice-based researchers work with colleagues in other arts and humanities disciplines to explore how the use of digital technologies is transforming engagement with cultures and societies.

Any eligible research organisations or council-recognised independent research organisations may apply. Projects may involve a single institution or a combination of institutions, but they must involve both practice-based researchers and researches from other arts and humanities disciplines. Practice-based researchers may work in disciplines such as dance, visual arts, drama, music or contemporary arts practice; researchers from other arts and humanities disciplines may work in history, classics, philosophy, English language and literature, linguistics or modern languages.

Proposals may include collaboration with colleagues within other sectors as project partners or collaborators. International collaboration is encouraged, and the cost of international co-investigators’ time may be charged and funded at 100 per cent.

Each project may be worth up to £50,000 at 100 per cent full economic cost. Grants cover 80 per cent of fEC, up to a maximum of £40,000, over a maximum term of 12 months. The total direct costs associated with international co-investigators are limited to 30 per cent of the total fEC cost of the proposal. Estates and indirect costs are not eligible for funding. The award term will start between 1 April and 30 September 2015.

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