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Call for Proposals: UnBox Researcher Fellowships

AHRC/British Council/ Science and Innovation Network

UK-India Joint Funding Initiative

The UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council is delighted to announce a call for short term researcher fellowships in India.

Applications are invited from researchers interested in undertaking a short-term fellowship with one of a variety of hosts in India in the run up to the 2013 UnBox festival (6-10 Feb 2013) in Delhi.

Successful applicants will form part of small teams working on research relevant challenges at each host for 3-4 weeks leading up to the festival. They will also attend the festival itself, where they will have the chance to bid for further AHRC small-scale funding to continue collaborations.

This opportunity is part of a collaboration with the AHRC, British Council, UnBox festival and the UK’s Science and Innovation Network.


Prior to the UnBox Festival, researcher fellowships will be awarded to five selected applicants, each of whom will work at one of five separate India-based host organisations.
Fellowships will provide the opportunity to be immersed in selected themes and team-based projects with a clear research dimension. Each of the fellowships will be 3-4 weeks in length.

Fellowships will take place at one of five different hosts. Each host has different foci and suggested research themes. The title of each fellowship is listed below and further information can be found on the Fellowship details webpage:

  • unVEIL: Film and Digital Media for Open-governance **** available ****
  • unTILL: Augmenting Agriculture with New Technologies - closed
  • unPLAY: Gaming for Social Innovation - closed
  • unMAP: Culture and Heritage Preservation - closed
  • unBUILD: Sustainable Lifestyles - closed