Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
AHRC strategic large grant calls
Details of a call for Large Grants under the Science in Culture, Digital Transformations and Translating Cultures themes are now available (Care for the Future is operating on a different timetable and currently has a highlight notice in AHRC’s Research Grants scheme for projects up to £1.5m).
Successful proposals under the Large Grants call are expected to support research activities of a scale and ambition beyond that normally required for a standard AHRC grant. They should display significant transformative potential within the relevant theme area.
Funding for each grant awarded will be between £1m and £2m (fEC) over a period of between 36 and 60 months. Approximately 2-4 Large Grants are expected to be funded under each theme (subject to quality and overall balance within the theme).
Closing dates for outline proposals are as follows:
•Digital Transformations – 4pm on Thursday 10 January 2013
•Science in Culture – 4pm on Tuesday 15 January 2013
•Translating Cultures – 4pm on Thursday 17 January 2013
The Care for the Future theme is currently operating on a different timetable, and is planning a call for large theme grants in the summer of 2013.
Full details of the Large Grants call are available here.
If you are interested in any of the AHRC themes, please register this with Chris Bird in order to be made aware of future developments. A set of slides relating to this can be found on our web pages.
Research Grants - Standard Route
Research Grants awards are intended to enable individual researchers to collaborate with, and bring benefits to, other individuals and organisations through the conduct of research. This collaboration may involve a Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator(s), a Principal Investigator and Research Assistant(s) or a Principal Investigator, Co-investigator and Research Assistants(s) and may involve a single institution or a combination of institutions. This scheme is not intended to support individual scholarship.
The collaboration may also involve people from different research areas, both between disciplines within the arts and humanities, or between an arts and humanities discipline and another subject area. It may involve researchers collaborating with researchers overseas or with colleagues within other sectors. The collaboration proposed should be appropriate and necessary to the specific needs of the research project.
The standard route provides grants for projects with a full economic cost (fEC) between £20,000 and £1,000,000 for a varying duration up to a limit of 60 months.
Applications may be submitted under the Scheme at any time - there are no fixed closing dates. Applications must be submitted via Je-S.
Digital R&D Fund
The £7 million Digital R&D Fund for the Arts is a partnership between the Arts Council England, the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Nesta.
It will support research and development projects that use digital technology to enhance audience reach and/or explore new business models for organisations with arts projects.
The Fund is open for application 2012-15, Organisations with arts projects based in England, Technology providers and Researchers or research teams are invited to form collaborative relationships and make joint funding applications.
The Fund itself will involve a range of projects - small and large - however, no one project will receive more than £125,000 including research services, VAT [on services i.e. technology or research services], contingency of 5%, travel and participation in two-three programme networking events over the lifetime of their project.
If you have an idea for an R&D project you can start the two-stage application process now by submitting your Expression of Interest.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis during the lifetime of the fund, until 30 December 2013.
For more information on how to apply click here.