From Debbie Williams, Science and Heritage Programme Co-ordinator:
SCIENCE AND HERITAGE PROGRAMME CALL FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH GRANTS
Full details of both the call for outline proposals for Interdisciplinary Research Grants and the AHRC/EPSRC Science and Heritage Programme Specification are now available for download on the Science and Heritage Programme website at the following link:
Funding for between five and eight Interdisciplinary Research Grant proposals (depending on value and quality) is now available from the AHRC/EPSRC Science and Heritage Programme to support creative, cross-disciplinary research activities.
Each project will have a maximum full economic cost of £800,000, and a duration of 1 to 3 years. Proposals for 3 year grants may propose a maximum of three studentships in association with the project.
Proposals will need to be submitted by an eligible Research Organisation, but must involve collaboration with at least one other organisation. Priority will be given to proposals which involve a wide range of organisations, including higher education institutions, heritage organisations, museums, galleries, libraries and archives, practitioner communities, commerce and industry either within or outside the UK. Priority will also be given to outline proposals which involve people and disciplines from the remits of both AHRC and EPSRC, offering a diversity of expertise and experience.
The Interdisciplinary Research Grants competition will be conducted in 2 stages:
1. An outline phase - closing date Thursday 14th May 2009
2. A request for full proposals from the short-listed candidates - closing date Thursday 17th September 2009
The earliest start date for projects will be 1st April 2010.
Enquiries about the scholarly content of the Science and Heritage Programme, its aims and themes, should be directed to the Programme Director, Professor May Cassar, by email in the first instance, at the contact address below:
Professor May Cassar
Director, Science and Heritage Programme
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Other enquiries about the Science and Heritage Programme, this call and the Councils' remits, should be directed to one of the people below:
AHRC Programme Manager
Dr Gail Lambourne, [log in to unmask] 0117 987 6670
AHRC Senior Awards Officer
Helen McConnell, [log in to unmask], 0117 987 6659
EPSRC remit queries should be directed to:
Dr Louise Tillman, [log in to unmask], 01793 444 510
General enquiries about this call for Interdisciplinary Research Grants and the proposal process should be directed to one of the AHRC Awards Officers below:
Julie Warrington, [log in to unmask], 0117 987 6661
Karen Giles, [log in to unmask], 0117 987 6664
Natalia Rowlands, [log in to unmask], 0117 987 6660
Wendy May, [log in to unmask], 0117 987 6663
If you wish to submit a proposal and are currently seeking a research partner or heritage organisation with whom to collaborate, you might wish to attend the Science and Heritage Programme Speed Dating for Research event in Cardiff on April 8th.
Please contact the Science and Heritage Programme co-ordinator at [log in to unmask] for further information, or see our website events page: http://www.heritagescience.ac.uk/index.php?section=63