Funding call for staff research in humanities

Funding call for staff research in humanities

The Aberdeen Humanities Fund is an initiative to support the leading research in the humanistic disciplines at Aberdeen, enriching the cultural life of the University, the city and the surrounding region. Building on Aberdeen's established international research reputation across the humanities, the Aberdeen Humanities Fund aims to enhance this by highlighting the centrality of our own historic collections of art, objects, books and manuscripts to our work as researchers.

The Fund aims to seize the initiative in pursuing our academic ambitions by putting our library and other collections, widely conceived, front and centre as we foster the cultural life and legacy of the University.

In 2017, the Aberdeen Humanities Fund is pleased to announce the Aberdeen Humanities Fund Development Trust Research Awards, for which we invite applications for small grants to initiate or advance research and collaboration towards the Fund’s objectives. We invite applications for awards of up to £2,000 as an initial means of support for projects that will foreground research linked to the University’s collections. Links can be direct or thematic; applications might well draw connections with material held elsewhere. These modest awards are intended to spotlight work yet to be done. Award funds might be used to acquire materials or equipment, to hire research assistance, to support research trips, to help towards dissemination costs, to convene workshops or meetings, or to host a small performance or exhibition. However they are not intended to fund research which would normally be paid by School research budgets and applicants should attempt to minimise costs where possible. Applications which further the objectives of the Fund are welcomed from all disciplines across the University: ‘the humanities’ are conceived of broadly, and as best defined by scholars themselves. 

Applications for these Awards may be submitted any time up to and including Monday 24 April 2017 by noon at the latest and decisions will be made by the Fund’s Academic Board and announced shortly thereafter. Award funds must be spent and claimed by the end of 2017. Should you wish to apply please contact Isabel Seidel (isabel.seidel@abdn.ac.uk) for an application form. If you would like to discuss a possible application, please contact Dr Adam Wyner (azwyner@abdn.ac.uk).

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