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ECRs opportunity to develop policy insight


Arts and humanities researchers have an important role to play in supporting policy-makers across a wide range of both subject disciplines and government activities.  However the policymaking landscape can be a challenge to understand and researchers often complain that their work is ignored by policymakers.

Researchers are particularly well placed to influence the policymaking process and the political agenda.  The AHRC with the Institute for Government are delighted to announce an opportunity to attend a three day course.

The course will support early career researchers (ECRs) gain better insight into the policy making process, and help develop the skills needed to pursue the policy implications of their research.

It also aims to build links between policy makers and the most dynamic new research in the arts and humanities.

The course will take placve over three days, on the 8, 9 and 10 March 2016.

The programme will:

  • Encourage you to see opportunities where your own research could make a valuable contribution in a public policy context
  • Challenge you to think in more depth about the policy process, and the role of research within it
  • Increase the influencing and communication skills that you need to achieve this.

This opportunity is open to ECRs in any area of the AHRC subject domain.

The deadline for applications is 27 November 2015.

For media enquiries please contact the AHRC Press Office on 01793 416021 or email d.moore-chick@ahrc.ac.uk


Notes for editors

  • Full call details can be found on the Engaging with Government call page
  • The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funds world-class, independent researchers in a wide range of subjects: ancient history, modern dance, archaeology, digital content, philosophy, English literature, design, the creative and performing arts, and much more. This financial year the AHRC will spend approximately £98m to fund research and postgraduate training in collaboration with a number of partners. The quality and range of research supported by this investment of public funds not only provides social and cultural benefits but also contributes to the economic success of the UK
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