Project Studentships Change of Policy Change will
take effect from 1 November 2013
Over the past year Research Councils have been working to harmonise
aspects of their doctoral training support Read
about the policy change on the AHRC website
tell us what you think Help our
continuing website development
Following the launch of the new AHRC website last summer we would like to
know what you think of it. Take
part in the Website survey.
the medieval mind What do
calendars show about the medieval world-view?
Two AHRC research projects are examining medieval Jewish texts about
astronomy and calendars, touching on a wide range of related disciplines
including, mathematics, literature, palaeography (the study of writing)
and codicology (the study of books). Find
out more about these projects on our website.
pulse of the planet Gauging the
changing emotions of last year's Olympic Games
emoto captured 12.5 million English language updates to Twitter which
referenced the Games during Olympic fortnight, and analysed them for
'sentiment' by parsing for positive or negative language. Find
out more about the emoto project on our website.
Scheme Change for
applicants on part-time contracts
From 1 August 2013, the minimum and maximum durations for the scheme for
applicants on part-time contracts will change. The duration limits will
be pro-rata the limits for those on FTE contracts, e.g. the maximum
duration for someone on a 0.5FTE contract will be 36 months for the
standard route and 48 months for the Early Career route.
Follow on Fund
for Impact and Engagement scheme Have you
had previous RCUK or AHRC funding?
Would you like to engage with, and inform, non-academic audiences or work
with new partners? The Follow on Fund for Impact and Engagement scheme is
designed to support innovative and creative engagements with new
audiences and user communities which stimulate pathways to impact and
offers awards of up to £100,000 (fEC). Find
out more about this fund on our website.
International Placement Scheme Fellowships Announced Awards at
Washington, California and Japan
Fifty one awards have been made under the International Placement Scheme
(IPS), for short-term fellowships at overseas research institutions for
AHRC/ESRC-funded PhD students and Early Career Researchers. Find
out more about the awards on our website.
holder events A selection
of events organised by our award holders
DART Project Workshop
17th September 2013, Leeds
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website, on twitter, or in the Research Councils UK weekly newsletter.
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Exchange Fellowship opportunity Closes on
9th August, 2013
The AHRC in partnership with Wired Sussex is looking to recruit a
Knowledge Exchange Fellow to be based at the FuseBox, an exciting new
business support initiative in Brighton. Developed from the AHRC funded
Brighton Fuse project this is a unique opportunity for a suitably
qualified researcher to become a fully embedded Researcher-in-Residence
to help shape and deliver new models of business support and new
approaches to co-creation, innovation and growth for the creative,
digital and IT (CDIT) sector and to develop new methodologies of
knowledge exchange between arts and humanities research and business.
Further information on the Knowledge Exchange Fellowship.
Collaborative Doctoral Awards Call opens
on 5th August 2013
The Collaborative Doctoral Award Call application is available in JeS
from 5th August. These are intended to encourage and develop
collaboration and partnerships between Higher Education Institution (HEI)
departments and non-academic organisations and businesses. The deadline
for applications is 3rd October 2013.
Details of the call can be found on our website.
Digital R&D Fund for the Arts Big Data
The Digital Research & Development Fund for the Arts is a partnership
between Arts Council England, the Arts & Humanities Research Council
(AHRC) and the National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts
(NESTA). The £7 million fund supports collaboration between organisations
with arts projects, technology providers, and researchers that use
digital technology to enhance audience reach and/or develop new business
models for the arts sector. We have recognised that there are some
important and emerging areas of interest in Big Data and data sharing for
arts organisations. To address this we are issuing a separate Call within
the R&D Fund for consortium projects, in the area of data sharing and
Big Data specifically in the context of business model innovation. We are
looking for applications from partnerships that involve consortia of arts
organisations, a technology partner and a research partner.
Full details on the Digital R&D Fund and the new Big Data call can be
found on the Fund’s website
Follow on Funding for Impact and Engagement Could your
research make a difference?
The Follow-on Funding for Impact and Engagement Scheme (FOF) provides
funds to: explore unforeseen pathways to impact; enhance the value of
AHRC-funded research beyond academi,a and to encourage and facilitate a
range of innovative and creative engagements between arts and humanities
research and a variety of user communities to include, business and
commercial, third sector and heritage sector, public policy, voluntary
and community groups and the general public.
Find out more about the Follow on Funding for Impact and Engaegment
Public Policy Hightlight Notice: Research
can be submitted at any time before 31 December 2013
The purpose of this highlight is to stimulate the development of
innovative proposals under the Research Networking Scheme which explore
issues of current public policy interest, bringing together arts or
humanities researchers with policy makers and wider policy bodies.
Find out more about the Public Policy Highlight Notice