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Cultural Heritage, Migration and Indian Diasporas - Research Networking call

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Indian Council for Historical Research (ICHR) are pleased to announce a joint call for Research Networking projects addressing the theme of ‘Cultural Heritage, Migration and Indian Diasporas’.

Funding of between £30,000-£45,000 per project for UK applicants is available on a full economic cost (fEC) basis with AHRC meeting 80% of the fEC.  Matched resources are available from ICHR for Indian applicants. Awards should have a duration of up to 9 months and will be expected to start between 1st November 2019 and 1st Febuary 2020. It is expected that 4-5 awards will be made under this call.

The aim of this Research Networking call is to allow researchers in the UK and India to build interdisciplinary networks and partnerships that will explore and develop key issues arising from the scoping workshop held in Ahmedabad in January 2019. It is hoped that these awards will stimulate debate in response to the key challenges raised at the workshop; build partnerships between academic and non-academic communities in response to these challenges; and lead to the development of longer-term collaborative research projects between researchers in the UK and India.

Proposals must address one of the following five themes:

  • Indian diasporas and cultural markets
  • Digital technology as a bridge
  • Cultural Heritage Transformations
  • Identities and Migration
  • Cultural Heritage Institutions as gateways to diasporic cultures

Awards will be funded through the Newton Fund. The Newton-Bhabha Fund is the partnership through which the UK and India work together jointly to address global issues which are important to both countries. The Newton-Bhabha Fund is jointly supported by the UK and India. India’s contribution towards the Newton-Bhabha partnership is through the Ministries’/organisations’ existing budgets whereas the UK’s contribution is through the Newton Fund which is an ODA funded initiative managed by BEIS and which strengthens research partnerships between the UK and in-country researchers.