Cultural Heritage, Migration and Indian Diasporas - Research Networking call

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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.


Opening Dates

Call Opened: 26/03/2019

Closing Dates

Closing Date: 06/06/2019

16:00 (GMT) Thursday 6 June 2019

How to make an application

A joint application should be submitted using the Research Council’s Joint electronic Submission (Je-S) System (opens in new window) by 16:00 (GMT) on Thursday 6th June 2019.

If you do not have a Je-S account, it is strongly recommended you create one at the earliest opportunity as the process can take up to a week to complete.

To prepare a proposal form in Je-S:

  • Log-in to your account and choose ‘Documents’ from the menu;
  • Then select ‘New Document’;
  • ‘AHRC’ as the Council,
  • ‘Standard Proposal’ as the Document Type;
  • ’Research Networking’ as the Scheme;
  • ‘Cultural Heritage, Migration and the Indian Diaspora Networking Grants 6 June 2019’ as the Call/Type/Mode and
  • ‘Create Document’.

Je-S will then create a proposal form, displaying the relevant section headings. Using the ‘Help’ link at the top of each section will provide guidance relevant to that section of the form.

Further Information

For further information, please see the Call Guidance document.

Download - AHRC and ICHR Research Networking Awards Cultural Heritage, Migration and Indian Diasporas (PDF, 398KB)


If you have any queries regarding this call please contact:

Jamie Davies, International Stakeholder Engagement Portfolio Manager (Heritage), AHRC


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