The AHRC run an International Placement Scheme for AHRC-funded PhD students and early career researchers to spend time at an overseas organisation with dedicated access to their world-class research facilities, expertise and networking opportunities.
We’ve just announced the awarded placements from the last call – 65 in total, going to one of four hosts:
- Library of Congress – USA
- National Institutes for the Humanities (NIHU) – Japan
- Huntington Library – USA
- SARAI-CSDS – India
Andrew and Adam, as featured in the post photo are two University of Lincoln students who are about to head off to the Library of Congress for their research on popular attitudes and comics during the second world war. The funding for the next round of the scheme isn’t confirmed yet, but we are hoping to run it in a similar way. Please note the timetable may be brought forward so expect an announcement later in the autumn. If you’re an early career researcher, it’s well-worth considering applying as this scheme is open to more than just PhD students: previous award holders are extremely positive about the value these awards have on their research. You can hear one of them speak here.
We are always looking for ways to expand the scheme: if you have any ideas of other places which might make great future hosts please let us know (either post in comments or contact Pippa Craggs – see ‘about’ link above). Note that these partnerships require a level of support from the host institution and can take a while for the AHRC to set up.