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GCRF – New Calls from British Academy

ba logo smallThe British Academy have announced two more competitive research calls supported through the Global Challenges Research Fund with a deadline of 22 May 2019. As with all GCRF funded projects, activities must be ODA-eligible, focusing on addressing challenges faced by countries in receipt of Official Development Assistance.

  • Urban Infrastructures of Well-Being – focusing on addressing the challenges of generating and maintaining well-being in the context of rapid urbanisation and infrastructure development. This call requires at least one researcher from the social sciences and humanities and one researcher from the engineering sciences.

 

  • Heritage, Dignity and Violence – focusing on projects that will deepen the understanding of the relevance and importance of the historical context of development, culture(s) and heritage(s), in promoting sustainable peace and preventing violence.

In both cases, PIs must be based in the UK, but collaborations are encouraged with partners in countries in receipt of Official Development Assistance, and applications are expected to demonstrate equitable international collaboration.

Projects must be 21 months in duration, starting 9 September 2019, and the maximum size of project is £300,000.

You can find out more about the calls via the links above, and if you are interested in applying please contact your Research Development Manager for support and guidance.

 


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Pre-call announcement from Joint Programming Initiative in Cultural Heritage and Global Change (JPICH): Conservation & Protection

The Joint Programming Initiative in Cultural Heritage and Global Change (JPICH) is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for transnational proposals. The Conservation and Protection call will support research into strategies, methodologies and tools to safeguard and use the physical components of our cultural heritage. It invites research projects that take a global approach to preserving Europe’s heritage and which result in a better understanding of our history, traditions and culture, of our individual and collective identities, and ultimately of our well-being. The total budget for the call for transnational projects is approximately 6.96 million Euros. The participating countries in this call are: Belarus, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, The Netherlands, The United Kingdom.

The main eligibility criteria are:

• Duration of projects: up to 36 months;

• Each project proposal must comprise of at least three research teams, each based in an eligible institution in a different country participating in the Conservation and Protection Call. The maximum number of research teams in a project proposal is five.

• Applications must be in accordance with the eligibility requirements relevant for the national research teams in the transnational research consortia and not exceed the maximum budgets to be requested therein.  For the UK that means we follow the AHRC rules.

The Call for Proposals will open on Wednesday 1st May 2019 and the deadline for submission of proposals will be  Sunday 30 June 2019, 14:00 CEST.

A JISC Mail list has been set up to help researchers or interested partners to find partners in other countries and organisations for the JPICH Conservation and Protection Call. To use this service, you need to subscribe at the following link: www.jiscmail.ac.uk/JPICH-CONSERVATIONCALL

For further info please see the PDF available here: https://ahrc.ukri.org/funding/apply-for-funding/current-opportunities/jpich-conservation-and-protection-pre-call-announcement/

 


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AHRC Workshop – Cultural Heritage and Rapid Urbanisation in India

The AHRC is pleased to announce a call for researchers to attend a workshop on ‘Cultural Heritage and Rapid Urbanisation in India’. Organised in partnership with the Indian Council for Historical Research (ICHR), the event will bring together academic experts from both countries to address an issue of growing importance as India seeks to preserve and position its rich cultural history within the context of an emerging urban landscape.

Expressions of interest to participate in the workshop are invited from UK-based researchers meeting the AHRC’s standard eligibility requirements from all disciplines within the arts and humanities. Applicants should have a particular research interest in the topics noted above and be able to articulate this in their expression of interest.

The AHRC expects to support the attendance of around 20 UK-based researchers.

The workshop will take place in Dehli, India on the 24th-25th May 2017.

Deadline for submission of EoI: 4pm Wednesday 26th April 2017.

For more information and to apply, please visit the AHRC.


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Join the Arts Council Designation Panel

The Arts Council are seeking to recruit five new members of the Designation Panel to take up positions from August 2016.

The Designation Panel is made up of respected members in the fields of arts, cultural heritage and historical research.

The role of Designation Scheme Panel member provides an opportunity for you to use your experience to ensure appropriate decisions are made: recognising the most significant collections held outside of the National institutions and ensuring these collections are safeguarded and developed for wider enjoyment, learning and research.

The closing date for applications is: 6 June at 5pm

For more information, please visit the Arts Council.


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Call for Expressions of Interest for Researcher Participation in an AHRC/STDF workshop: Preserving Egypt’s Cultural Heritage: Mitigating Threats for a Sustainable Future

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The AHRC is pleased to announce a call for researchers to attend a workshop on ‘Preserving Egypt’s Cultural Heritage: Mitigating Threats for a Sustainable Future’. Organised in partnership with the Science and Technology Development Fund in Egypt (STDF), the event will bring together academic experts from both countries to address an issue of growing importance as Egypt seeks to preserve and position its rich cultural history within the context of growing international concerns about the threats modern society is posing to cultural heritage.

Expressions of interest to participate in the workshop are invited from UK-based researchers meeting the AHRC’s standard eligibility requirements (PDF, 1.8MB). Applicants should have a particular research interest in the topics noted above and be able to articulate this in their expression of interest. A range of disciplinary perspectives including heritage, archaeology, history, languages, tourism and the digital humanities could participate.

The AHRC expects to support the attendance of around 15 UK-based researchers, with the STDF identifying a similar number of Egyptian academics.

The workshop will take place in Cairo, Egypt over two days from 12th to 14th October and will be funded through the Newton Fund – a 5 year programme that aims to strengthen research and innovation partnerships between the UK and emerging knowledge economies.

The workshop will provide the basis for a follow-up call for development funding awards that will facilitate the building of UK-Egypt research networks and partnerships exploring and developing key issues arising from the workshop.

Application details and form are available here: http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/funding/opportunities/current/preservingegyptsculturalheritage/


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Call for Expressions of Interest for Participation in an AHRC/ICHR workshop on Cultural Heritage and Rapid Urbanisation in India

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The AHRC is pleased to announce a call for researchers to attend a workshop on ‘Cultural Heritage and Rapid Urbanisation in India’. Organised in partnership with the Indian Council for Historical Research (ICHR), with additional support from the British Library, the event will bring together academic experts from both countries to address an issue of growing importance as India seeks to preserve and position its rich cultural history within the context of an emerging urban landscape.

Expressions of interest to participate in the workshop are invited from UK-based researchers meeting the AHRC’s standard eligibility requirements from all disciplines within the arts and humanities. Applicants should have a particular research interest in the topics noted above and be able to articulate this in their expression of interest.

The AHRC expects to support the attendance of around 20 UK-based researchers, with the ICHR identifying a similar number of Indian academics.

The workshop will be funded through the Newton Fund (opens in a new window) – a 5 year programme that aims to develop research and innovation partnerships that promote the economic development and welfare of developing countries.

For further information and guidance regarding how to apply to attend please see the call document.

Closing Dates: 30/01/2015

http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/Funding-Opportunities/Pages/Workshop-on-Cultural-Heritage-and-Rapid-Urbanisation-in-India.aspx


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Call for Co-ordinating Centres to Commemorate the Centenary of the First World War

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The AHRC, working in partnership with the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), invites applications for a small number of co-ordinating centres to support community engagement activities to connect     academic and public histories of the First World War and its legacy. The Co-ordinating Centres will be expected to act as beacons for community outreach, engagement and collaboration at a local/regional and a UK-wide scale between research organisations and researchers and community groups, including young people, who are interested in researching and commemorating the First World War, the broader historical and cultural context of the War and its legacy and impact. Over the longer term, these Centres are intended to lay the foundation for the creation of sustainable relationships and practices that systematically build dialogue between academic and public historical research.

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A key focus the Co-ordinating Centres will be to provide support for community groups funded through a range of HLF funding programmes, particularly its new £6m First World War: Then and Now community grants scheme which will be launched in May 2013.                                                                                                         .

Co-ordinating Centres are expected to be highly collaborative, drawing together research expertise across research organisations and working in partnership with each other, with HLF (both nationally and locally) and a range of organisations in the cultural and community sectors and beyond. Each centre will be expected to co-ordinate an open and inclusive cross-institutional network of researchers, with a particular focus around areas of particular local/regional, methodological, thematic and/or subject areas of expertise.

Through this call we seek to work in partnership with research organisations in opening up their resources to communities, in developing their strategies for supporting community engagement and partnerships, in developing skills and capacity for community engagement, including amongst early career researchers and in generating exciting collaborative research with communities that builds bridges between academic and public histories of the first world war.

AHRC funding of up to £2.5m is available to support 5-7 co-ordinating centres under the first three-year phase of this initiative. Applications for co-ordinating centres may seek funding of up to £500,000 on a full economic costs basis and the AHRC will fund 80% of the full economic costs.

Further information will be provided in the full call document which will be published in early May 2013. An optional briefing meeting for potential applicants is being planned for June 2013.

http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/Funding-Opportunities/Pages/Call-for-Co-ordinating-Centres-to-Commemorate-the-Centenary-of-the-First-World-War.aspx