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22 FEB

Collaborate with German partners on arts and humanities research

The funding opportunity will be open to applications addressing any research topic where there is significant potential to advance knowledge through collaborative research bringing together arts and humanities researchers in the UK, whose research falls within the remit of the AHRC, and humanities researchers in Germany.

You must be:

  • an arts and humanities researcher
  • within the remit of the AHRC
  • based at a research organisation eligible to apply to AHRC
  • working with a German team led by a humanities researcher eligible to apply to DFG.

We will consider cross-disciplinary applications.

The full economic cost of your project can be up to £350,000. AHRC will fund 80% of the full economic cost.

Call Focus 

This is the fourth funding opportunity in a series of annual bilateral opportunities under the UK-German Funding Initiative in the Humanities programme. Following the renewal of the memorandum of understanding between DFG and AHRC in June 2021, there will be eight annual joint funding opportunities in total.

Both funding agencies are aware that some of the best research can only be achieved by working with the best researchers internationally. Accordingly, the aims of the funding opportunity are:

  • to support academic research of the highest quality in the humanities undertaken by UK-German teams, whose primary aim is to make fundamental advances in human knowledge
  • to deepen and strengthen cooperation between UK and German researchers in the humanities, and to foster the growth of a transnational UK-German research culture.

The projects must focus on substantive research and feature an integrated work programme. Academic infrastructure or networking activities can only be funded within projects with a substantive research focus. Stand-alone projects, infrastructure or networking projects will not be eligible.

Only proposals whose primary aim is to make fundamental advances in human knowledge in the relevant fields may be submitted in response to the funding opportunity.

Applicants who are uncertain whether their proposal would be eligible should contact AHRC or DFG for clarification.

Richard Buxbaum
03 FEB

Public Engagement with Research Award

After a successful pilot competition in 2020, the Public Engagement with Research Award returns for its second edition. A prize of €10,000 will be awarded to the best applicant in each of three different categories:

  • Involve - citizen science
  • Inspire - public outreach
  • Influence - media and policy

The competition opens on 4 November 2021, with a submission deadline of 3 February 2022. More than 6,800 ERC grantees are eligible to enter the competition. The winners will be announced during the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) in July 2022.
Full details and how to enter the competition.

Richard Buxbaum

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