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AHRC Commons Fellowship Call for Applications

Date: 24/01/2014

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) are seeking applications for an AHRC Commons Fellow to lead the strategic direction and development of the AHRC Commons. The AHRC Commons initiative was first outlined in the AHRC Strategy 2013-18 pdf . It aims to enhance achievements within arts and humanities research through dialogue and better interaction.

The Strategy states: ‘The AHRC Commons will be aimed at gathering together arts and humanities researchers alongside cognate bodies and international peers to develop joint initiatives, connect dispersed undertakings, provide for a discussion and build a shared case for the importance of arts and humanities research to national and international life.’

Professor Mark Llewellyn Director of Research comments: “The AHRC Commons Fellow will take forward the development of this initiative, which has been warmly received since its announcement in our strategy. This is about more than AHRC funded projects and we’ll be looking for someone with a vision on how to interact with multiple and different audiences – researchers, collaborators and partners, the public – and the leadership to deliver a new approach to engage all those interested in the key debates involving the arts and humanities.”

The AHRC Commons Fellow will:

  • Lead on the vision and objectives of the AHRC Commons and implement a three-year schedule of activities and outputs.
  • Develop strategies to encourage dialogue and debate across UK wide arts and humanities researchers, and beyond.
  • Coordinate a range of AHRC Commons activities and events.
  • Cultivate ways to connect existing AHRC-funded projects, events and groups with other relevant networks and activities in arts and humanities research.
  • Put in place methods for capturing outcomes and discussions arising from activities.
  • Develop an interactive web presence to promote AHRC Commons news, debates and activities.
  • Consider how the Commons could play a part in the 10 year anniversary of the AHRC in 2015.

For further information, please contact:

Danielle Moore-Chick, AHRC: 01793 416021 d.moore-chick@ahrc.ac.uk

If you have any questions about the application process, please get in touch with Cecilia Sparke on tel: 01793 41 6013 or email: c.sparke@ahrc.ac.uk

Notes for Editors:

​Closing Dates: The closing date for applications is Monday 10 March 2014.

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