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International Funding Opportunities Closing Soon

Happy new year, and just a quick reminder that there are lots of international funding calls closing in the next month……

AHRC international development call

As part of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), the AHRC have a call for Area Based Network Plus awards for Arts and Humanities based approaches to addressing global development challenges. It is expected that applications will have a strong collaborative element with ODA (Overseas Development Assistance) countries. The awards will be £1.5-2 Million and over 4 years, and offer a flexible model of scoping, partnership building and running funding calls. Closing date: 18 January 2017

European Commission Funding

The topics to be funded under European Commission Challenge ‘Europe in a changing World – inclusive, innovative and reflective societies’ work programme close soon. These topics are more closely defined than a research council theme, but are still more open than commissioned research. In 2017 there is particular arts and humanities interest under the theme ‘Understanding Europe – Promoting the European Public and Cultural Space’ For example topics include:

  • Contemporary histories of Europe in artistic and creative practices
  • Religious diversity in Europe – past, present and future
  • Participatory approaches and social innovation in culture

Most close 2 or 4 February 2017 (note some of these are now 2 stage processes so involve an outline proposal). If you need assistance with applying, the UK contact point for this challenge is Ben Sharman

Hello Shenzen: Researching the Ethics of Makerspaces

The AHRC and British Council have a UK/China opportunity for research into the China Maker movement that closes 29 January 2017. Note: applications need to comply with Overseas Development Assistance (ODA)

International Placement Scheme

The AHRC International Placement Scheme offers the opportunity for doctoral and Early Career researchers to visit seven world leading institutions in the USA, Japan and China. Closes 19 January  2017 


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Global Challenges Research Fund Town Meeting

map-221210_1280The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) is holding a meeting at The Studio in Birmingham on 4th November 2016 about the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and to provide an opportunity to hear about the AHRC’s plans for supporting arts and humanities research as a part of the GCRF. There will be a specific focus on a new AHRC GCRF call for Area Focussed Large Grantsdue to be open in October 2016.

The meeting, which will start at 10.30am (registration from 10.00am) and finish around 3.30pm, will be an opportunity to:

  • hear some background on the GCRF and the AHRC Area Focussed Large Grants funding call
  • speak to Research Council staff about possible applications.

In addition, the event will give researchers the opportunity to network and explore possible research partnerships and collaborations to support potential future applications under the AHRC Area Focussed Large Grants funding call.

Who is the event for?

The event is open to academic researchers who are interested in applying to the funding call, and to potential partners from outside academia who might be interested in the opportunity to initiate possible collaborations that might lead to research bids.

The event is an opportunity to:

  • find out about the Global Challenges Research Fund and the AHRC Area Focussed Large Grants funding call
  • discuss with experts the challenges and opportunities of interdisciplinary working and co-delivery with end-users
  • put questions about the GCRF and the AHRC Area Focussed Large Grants funding call direct to funders
  • network with potential collaborators from other discipline areas or as end-users of research.

How to Register

If you are interested in attending the event please contact confirming your interest and providing a brief summary of no more than 300 words, outlining your academic expertise in the area and your interest in the AHRC Area Focussed Large Grants funding call.

The closing date for expressing your interest in attending the event is 12 noon on the 20th October.

Please Note: For those invited to attend the event this summary information will be shared among other participants to support the networking aspects of the event. Your application therefore needs to include a statement confirming that you are happy for this information to be shared with other participants if invited to attend the event.

Attendance at the event is expected to be at the applicants’ expense. However if this is a barrier to attendance for non-academic partners please contact the AHRC to discuss further.