AHRC announces successful International Placement Scheme applicants

Date: 13/06/2019

Today (Thursday, 13 June) the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) has announced the 44 successful researchers who will be studying at one of eight world-leading institutions as part of its International Placement Scheme (IPS). The successful candidates include students and researchers specialising in a variety of subject areas from eighteenth and nineteenth-century bare knuckle boxing to roadside shrines in urban India.

Renowned institutions involved in the scheme include the Smithsonian in the USA, the Shanghai Theatre Academy in China, the National Institutes for the Humanities (NIHU) in Japan and– for the first time this year - the National Museum Institute (NMI) in India.

The annual scheme, currently in its fifteenth year, has now provided 550 researchers with dedicated access to the internationally renowned collections, programmes and expertise at leading cultural institutions across the world. The placements – described as ‘IPS Fellowships’ – are available to early career researchers, doctoral-level research assistants and AHRC- funded doctoral students. 

Placements were made available at the following institutions:

  • Harry Ransom Center (HRC), The University of Texas at Austin, USA 
  • The Huntington Library, California, USA 
  • The Library of Congress (LoC), Washington DC, USA 
  • National Institutes for the Humanities (NIHU), Japan 
  • National Museum Institute (NMI), New Delhi, India 
  • Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., USA 
  • The Yale Center for British Art (YCBA), Connecticut, USA 
  • Shanghai Theatre Academy (STA), Shanghai, China 

Adam Walker, Head of International Engagement at AHRC, said: “AHRC’s International Placement Scheme gives researchers unique, first-hand access to collections, programmes and expertise at some of the world’s most prestigious institutions.

“By providing the opportunity for doctoral students and early career researchers to study in Japan, China, India and the US, the scheme greatly enriches the scope of the research being undertaken, facilitates the creation of international networks at an early point in academics’ careers and encourages a global view of arts and humanities research.”

Notes to Editors

A full list of successful applicants can be found here: http://www.ahrc.ukri.org/newsevents/news/ahrc-announces-successful-international-placement-scheme-applicants/successful-international-placement-scheme-applicants-2019-20/

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