Important note: For data analysis purposes, we ask that applicants do not include the words ‘Cov-19’, ‘Covid-19’ or ‘Coronavirus’ in the Lay Summary, Technical Summary or Title sections unless the application relates to proposed research in this area.
PATHWAYS TO IMPACT UPDATE
Following the removal of the “Pathways to Impact” attachment and “Impact Summary”, we are now in a period of transition.
Any new Calls closing from March 1st will not have a “Pathways to Impact” attachment or an “Impact Summary”. Any new applications submitted to our Open Calls will also not be accepted if they include a Pathways to Impact attachment or an Impact Summary.
For Open Calls (Research Grants, Research Grants Early Career, Leadership Fellows, Leadership Fellows Early Career, Follow on Funding for Impact and Engagement and Research Networking) there will be a period of transition where applications submitted prior to March 1st will have a “Pathways to Impact”. The AHRC’s assessment criteria for impact and our commitment to funding high quality applications with impact has not changed and all applications with and without a “Pathways to Impact” attachment will continue to be assessed using this assessment criteria.
AHRC staff and our Peer Review College have been briefed on this transition period to enable the grant funding process to continue.
LEADERSHIP FELLOWS SCHEME UPDATE
Over the last 12 months, the AHRC has been consulting our community regarding the Leadership Fellows scheme, including the benefits, the challenges and what you would like to see changed to make it even better.
As a result of this we would like to draw your attention to a few updates we will be making to the scheme, namely:
We have clarified what we mean by ‘leadership’ to ensure it resonates with all academics at all stages of their career;
We have increased the maximum funding amount for the Standard Route to £300,000
To signal these changes, we have renamed the scheme the ‘AHRC Research, Development and Engagement Fellowships’. The scheme guidance has also been tweaked, to ensure the aims and objectives of the scheme are clearer. The scheme continues to support two routes: Standard and Early Career.
The Leadership Fellows scheme will close on Je-S on Friday, 5 June 2020, 16:00.
Applications to this new focus of the Fellowships scheme will open on Je-S from Monday, 8 June 2020, 09:00.
For further information about the changes to the scheme, please refer to the following announcement
Through this new COVID-19 rapid response funding call, we invite proposals for research that can generate evidence to improve understanding of the effects of the pandemic on behaviours, systems and structures associated with modern slavery.
AHRC’s Research, Development and Engagement Fellowship Scheme (Early Career Route) is designed to support early career arts and humanities researchers, enabling each Fellow to undertake ambitious, innovative research and to develop as researchers, thus enhancing their careers.
AHRC’s Research, Development and Engagement Fellowship Scheme (Standard Route) is designed to support both mid-career and established arts and humanities researchers, enabling each Fellow to undertake ambitious, innovative research and to develop as researchers, thus enhancing their careers.
UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) are inviting applications to address the objectives of a Newton-Caldas programme aimed to enhance the evidence base on understanding and addressing the mental health challenges facing post-conflict societies in Colombia.
A joint initiative between the US National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the AHRC funded through UKRI’s Fund for International Collaboration. The programme aims to advance digital scholarship in cultural heritage organisations such as museums, libraries, galleries, and archives.
The AHRC are pleased to launch a new pilot call for Fellowships aimed at arts and humanities researchers whose work is both of outstanding quality and has a significant Equality, Diversity and Inclusion dimension.
The funding available is intended to enable researchers to engage a variety of relevant stakeholders with their research, to embed their work into policy and practice, and to work with relevant communities to realise the full potential benefits of their research. The Fellowships will therefore be inherently impact-focussed and cannot be used to conduct substantial new research. For the purpose of this pilot call the focus is on the UK context, whilst recognising the potential cross-cultural value of internationally collaborative and connected research.
The Medical Research Council, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council invite outline proposals for innovative and ambitious interdisciplinary programmes of original empirical research in adolescence, mental health and the developing mind.
The aim of this funding call is to support original, collaborative research that will improve the current support system for victims and survivors of modern slavery, in order to fulfil their individual needs in short-term and longer-term recovery.