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AHRC extends International Co-Investigators pilot

Date: 27/11/2014

The AHRC has today announced an extension to the International Co-Investigator pilot scheme which allows costs for Co-Investigators based outside of the UK to be included in research proposals.

The scheme has enabled a number of high quality research projects to collaborate with international colleagues. It has supported researchers at various career stages working in a wide range of disciplines from across the AHRC's remit.

Co-Investigators from the US, Australia, Germany, India, Canada, China, and many more countries, have so far worked with UK researchers. Research projects made possible by the policy include studies of international health organisations, immersive technologies, and the development cities in premodern Asia.

The pilot scheme was first introduced in December 2012, and will now be extended until 31 December 2016. The International Co-Investigators policy complements other international agreements and memoranda of understanding.

Professor Mark Llewellyn, AHRC Director of Research, said:

The first two years of the co-investigators pilot have demonstrated the range of engagements that UK researchers have across arts and humanities subject areas with collaborators across the world. Projects have engaged researchers across career stages, disciplinary fields and different types of research activity. The AHRC is therefore pleased to extend the pilot for a further two years. We know that the development of proposals takes time and this is extension will allow more applications to come forward for consideration.

Further information on the International Co-Investigators pilot is available online.

For more information contact Alex Pryce (AHRC) on 01793 41 6025 or a.pryce@ahrc.ac.uk

Notes to Editors

  • 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. www.ahrc.ac.uk.


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