AHRC e-bulletin
April 2012
The Arts and Humanities Research Council [AHRC] supports world-class research that furthers our understanding of human culture and creativity.
At a glance
In this issue: News | Events | Competitions
Closing dates: Digital Economy Research in the Wild: Wednesday 18 April

AHRC/POST Postgraduate Fellowships 2012: Friday 20 April

HERA Joint Research Programme - Cultural Encounters: Friday 4 May

News
Care for the Future Highlight notice for Research Grants
New call
Applications for up to £1.5m (full economic cost) are invited under this highlight notice in AHRC's standard and early career research grants routes. The highlight notice addresses the 'Environmental Change and Sustainability' area within the Care for the Future theme.
Find out more about the call on our website.

Calling all Subject Associations
Updating details
The AHRC is keen to ensure that all Subject Associations within the arts and humanities are invited to its annual meetings and other consultative events. If you belong to a subject association and would like your association to be on the AHRC's contact list, please email: [log in to unmask] with details.

Measuring the value and role of design
Scoping study to inform future design research direction and funding
Design Council and AHRC believe that design plays a key role in economic and social value creation. We are currently conducting a scoping study and we'd like to know more about your views on future design research needs, and about the audiences and purposes of new academic design research.
For more information on the consultation please go to the Design Council website.

Research for Community Heritage
Academics supporting community reasearchers
The AHRC is collaborating with the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to enable community groups to work with academics in exploring their local heritage. The HLF's 'All Our Stories' programme will make available grants to enable community groups to research local historic landmarks, learn more about customs and traditions, delve into archives and find out the origins of street and place names, among many other activities.
For more information please go to our website.

Invitation to complete a researcher survey on open access publishing
Humanities and social science researchers
OAPEN-UK is an AHRC-and JISC-funded project exploring the challenges and steps required to move towards an open access publishing model for scholarly monographs in the humanities and social sciences.
To complete the survey please go to the OAPEN-UK website.

Collaborative Skills Development
Future call
A new postgraduate call for 2012 will shortly be launched, largely based on the 2011 Skills Development call, but also incorporating elements of the Collaborative Research Training scheme. The new call will have two categories covering Student Led Initiatives, for proposals originated by Doctoral students with an award limit of £3000, and larger Research Organisation led proposals for up to £60,000. Applications will be encouraged in three main areas of Partnership working including public engagement; Entrepreneurship and the Creative Economy; and Research Skills Enrichment. We will particularly welcome applications that support our current themes and priority subject areas. Further details of the call will be available on our website in May, with full guidance available in June. The deadline for applications will be in September 2012.

Events
Religion & Society - Faith Debates
18 April, 5.30-7pm, London
Debating the latest research on religion in public life. Organised by Linda Woodhead, Charles Clarke and Rebecca Catto. Topics include What Limits to Religious Freedom?
Further information is available on the Religion & Society website.

Connected Communities Research Development Workshop: Communities, Cultures, Environments and Sustainability
22-24 May, Bristol
The Programme's next research development workshop, organised in collaboration with the Living with Environmental Change partnership. The majority of places at the workshop will be allocated through an open call for applications.
For more information on the workshop and how to apply please go to our website.

Award holder events
A selection of events organised by our award holders
  • Business models, rights and ownership workshop
    20 April, London
  • Researching Multilingually
    25-26 April, Bristol
  • Multimodality and mixed methods
    14 May, Newcastle
Find out more about our award holder events

We have a range of AHRC stickers, posters and pens for your AHRC-funded event. Please email [log in to unmask]

Competitions
Digital Economy Research in the Wild 2012
Closing date: 18 April
'Research in the Wild' is about enabling researchers in the digital economy to expose and test their research ideas with potential beneficiaries - for example, the individual, business and/or society - in order to get closer to achieving a viable proposition with potential for transformational impact.
Find out more on our website.


Joint AHRC and Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology Postgraduate Fellowship 2012
Closing date: 20 April
AHRC are working in partnership with the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) to offer a three-month fellowship based at the POST offices in Westminster. This is as a chance for doctoral students to develop experience of working within a policy environment and writing policy briefings to inform parliamentarians about science and technology issues.
Find out more on our website.


HERA Joint Research Programme - Cultural Encounters
Closing date: 4 May
The AHRC, 18 other European national funding organisations and the European Commission have launched a new €18 Million research funding opportunity for arts and humanities researchers. The call is intended to enable large trans-national Collaborative Research Projects to increase understanding of 'Cultural Encounters.'
Find out more on our website.


Call for Research Grant - Environmental Change and Sustainability: Thinking forward through the past proposals
Closing date: 30 October
Applications for up to £1.5m (full economic cost) are invited under this highlight notice in AHRC's standard and early career research grants routes. The highlight notice addresses the 'Environmental Change and Sustainability' area within the Care for the Future theme.
Find out more on our website.


Non-AHRC News and Competitions
News from the arts and humanities community

The following items are not AHRC news but may be of interest to our community.

  • Worlds Together: an international conference exploring the value of the arts in young people's lives from Shakespeare to the digital realm. September 6-8, 2012.
    Worlds Together is a collaborative conference between Tate Modern, the British Museum, the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC). It draws together different disciplines in order to ask what is at stake for children's cultural lives today.
    More information can be found on the RSC website.
  • JSPS London Postdoctoral Fellowship (Short-Term Award)
    Call for applications with Fellowships to start between November 2012 to the end of March 2013. Closing Date: Friday 1 June, 2012.
    More information can be found on the JSPS website.
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