Early Career Developmental Awards
Ten awards were made to support collaborative working for early career researchers. These were the first awards given under the theme specifically for early career researchers.
Care for the Future Theme Large Grants
Three Large Grants have been awarded under the Care for the Future Theme in 2014. The Grants are expected to support research activities of a scale and ambition beyond that normally required for a standard AHRC grant. They should display significant transformative potential within the theme’s area. They are also expected to act as ‘beacons’ for the themes, addressing key research questions and issues highlighted in the theme description, and exemplifying the collaborative ways of working that the theme is seeking to encourage. The projects awarded the large grants are:
Assembling Alternative Futures for Heritage led by Dr Rodney Harrison at University College London awarded £1,606,000.
Heritage is fundamentally concerned with assembling futures. This international, collaborative, multi-sited research programme will compare a range of conventional and unconventional future-making practices from a number of different heritage and heritage-like fields. It aims to facilitate co-creation and sharing of practical knowledge across domains of practice which are rarely considered collectively and to contribute to the development of innovative and sustainable approaches to heritage conservation.
The Antislavery Usable Past led by Professor Kevin Bales at the University of Hull awarded £1,505,382.
There are an estimated 30 million slaves alive today. This project seeks to provide the contemporary antislavery movement with a usable antislavery past and help translate history’s lessons into effective tools for policy makers, civil society, and citizens.
Performing the Jewish Archive led by Dr Stephen Muir at the University of Leeds awarded £1,534,076.
This project's objective is to bring recently rediscovered musical, theatrical and literary works by Jewish artists back to the attention of scholars and the public, and to stimulate the creation of new works based on archives. This scholarly work and artistic practice will engage with and re-theorise traditional archives, ethnographic archives, and artistic works themselves. The multi-disciplinary team will focus on the years 1880-1950, an intense period of Jewish displacement, in order to illuminate the role of art in displacement.
Small exploratory grants under the Care for the Future Theme that offered funding of up to £30,000 (fEC) were made in early 2013. These awards support early stage development of new research ideas and collaborations in areas of the theme which are less well supported through existing AHRC funding. Applicants were also able to request an additional £10,000 to support international collaborative activities.
Environmental Change and Sustainability Highlight
The highlight notice for Care for the Future under the Research Grants Scheme invited applications for up to £1.5m (fEC) in AHRC’s standard and early career research grants routes. The highlight notice addresses the ‘Environmental Change and Sustainability’ area within the Care for the Future theme.