Aug 07

Research and Partnership Development for the Next Generation of Immersive Experiences

Funding available to support interdisciplinary research partnerships that can create new knowledge and address major challenges for the development of the next generation of immersive experiences


Funding body:Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

Maximum value: £ 75,000Application deadline: 05/10/2017

Eligibility Criteria:

The audience for this call is wide. Those already engaged in the development of application of immersive experiences extend across the Arts and Humanities, a broad sector of the social sciences, technology, engineering, and those emerging areas where these disciplines already meet. However, this call will be of particular interest to and should stimulate collaborations between:

Arts and Humanities Researchers
Technology and Social Science Researchers
Creative Economy Industrial partners

Proposals are expected to bring together members from each of the three above groups to support interdisciplinary innovation.

The eligibility requirements for Primary Investigators and Co-Investigators are as per those for the standard route of AHRC Research Grants funding.

International Co-Investigators are permitted in this scheme.

Design researchers are welcome as either academic or creative economy partners as are IRO’s with appropriate skills and/or access to audience and environments to contribute to the research, to explore concepts and to test prototypes.

Application Procedure

The application form will be available in Je-S from early September 2017. Applications should be submitted online by the deadline of 5 October 2017 (4pm).

Key dates:

  • Call possible shortlisting: w/c 16 October 2017
  • Pitch to Peer assessment meeting: w/c 23 October 2017
  • Outcomes and successful projects announced: w/c 13 November 2017
  • Earliest start date for projects: 1 December 2017
  • Latest start date for projects: 1 February 2018
  • Projects completed: June – September 2018
  • Showcase event for funded projects: May 2018.

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

  1. Thomas Trewhella
    Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
    Polaris House
    North Star Avenue
    SN2 1FL
    Tel: 01793 416060

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