Research Funding Opportunities – School of the Arts
This post provides information on the latest funding opportunities for your School. You will still be able to conduct your own searches via Research Professional and Grantfinder in the usual way or contact the RSB Office and we will assist you. Information on current calls with no deadlines is available on the RSBO web pages.
10 April 2013: British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grants – Travel for research purposes; Directed grants for individual investigators; Networking/collaboration; Hosting visits; Travel to conferences, meetings etc. All applications should demonstrate that funds are sought for a clearly defined, discrete piece of research with an identifiable outcome. Applications for individual and collaborative projects are equally welcome. International groups of scholars are eligible to apply, provided the lead applicant is a UK-based scholar. Grants are tenable for up to 24 months and are worth between £500 and £10,000.
16 April 2013: AHRC Cultural Project Grants – These are for projects that focus on innovative approaches to defining, evidencing and evaluating the various ways in which arts and cultural activities bring value to individuals and to society. Grants are worth up to £100,000.
9 May 2013: Leverhulme Trust, Visiting Professorships These enable distinguished academics based overseas to spend between three and 10 months at a UK university, primarily to enhance the skills of academic staff or students at the host institution. Visiting professors may also wish to use the opportunity to further their own academic interests.
Applications must be made by a member of academic staff, based in a UK university or other higher education institution, who will be responsible for coordinating the visit.
A maintenance grant up to a level commensurate with the salary of a professor in the relevant field at the receiving institution may be requested. Economy travel costs to and from the UK will also be met. Requests for associated costs, if justified by the programme, may include, for example, travel within the UK, consumables and essential technical assistance.
21 May 2013: Henry Moore Foundation, Conference, lectures and publication grants These support conferences, lectures and publications in sculpture, including projects and exhibitions that expand the definition of sculpture, such as film, photography and performance. Projects based in the UK may include the work of artists from any country, but overseas projects must contain a British component. Up to £5,000 is available.
31 May 2013: Society for Renaissance Studies, Postdoctoral fellowships These support research into all aspects of Renaissance studies. There are two awards open to all suitable candidates working in the field, one of which supports research in Italian history and culture.
Applicants must be graduates of British or Irish universities with PhDs awarded within the last five years, and be currently engaged in full-time research or part-time teaching, or hold an independent scholarship. The fellowships are worth £6,000 each for a period of 12 months
31 May 2013: Society for Renaissance Studies, Study fellowships These support travel or, in exceptional circumstances, other research expenses for projects undertaken in connection with doctoral theses in the field of Renaissance studies.
Applications are open to anyone registered for a postgraduate research degree in Britain or Ireland. Priority will be given to candidates at an advanced stage of their research. Although the maximum amount awarded for a single fellowship is £1,500, the society welcomes applications for projects requiring smaller or larger sums.
31 May 2013, Feminist Review Trust, Research Grants, The trust will award grants to support feminist scholars and activities. Awards may support the following:
•interventionist projects that support feminist values;
•training and development projects;
The trust is unable to support MA, MSc or PhD students, with the exception of scholars from developing economies in exceptional circumstances. The maximum value of awards is £10,000.
28 June 2013: Welcome Trust, Arts awards – small to medium sized projects These support imaginative and experimental arts projects that investigate biomedical science. The scheme aims to:
•stimulate interest and debate about biomedical science through the arts;
•examine the social, cultural and ethical impact of biomedical science;
•support formal and informal learning;
•encourage new ways of thinking;
•encourage interdisciplinary practice and collaborative partnerships in arts, science or education practice.
Projects must involve the creation of new artistic work and have biomedical scientific input into the process, either through a scientist taking on an advisory role or through direct collaboration. The scheme is open to a wide range of people including artists, scientists, curators, filmmakers, writers, producers, directors, academics, science communicators, teachers, arts workers and education officers. Applicants must be based in the UK or Republic of Ireland and the activity must take place in the UK or RoI. Eligible candidates are usually affiliated to organisations, but may apply as individuals.
Up to £30,000 is available for projects lasting a maximum of three years to support the development of new project ideas, deliver small-scale productions or workshops, investigate methods of engagement through the arts or develop collaborative relationships between artists and scientists.
1 August 2013: Textile Society, Professional Development Grants – The Textile Society invites applications for its professional development award. This is awarded to members who are professionally practising in their chosen textile field, be it craft, design, curatorial, scientific or any other related textile field. The award is worth £1,000.
14 August 2013: Marie Curie Individual Fellowships – The last call for Marie Curie – Individual Fellowships opens on 14 March with a closing date of 14 August. This covers the Intra-European Fellowships (IEF), International Incoming Fellowships (IIF) and International Outgoing Fellowships (IOF). Please see the link below for guidance for last years’ calls, for your information. The guidance for this year will be along very similar lines. http://www.ukro.ac.uk/mariecurie/schemes_indiv/Pages/closed_calls.aspx
1 September 2013: Pasold Research Fund, Publication Grants – These subsidise the publication of essential illustrative material in high-quality research, particularly in research monographs, on textile history. Grants are worth up to £1,000
1 December 2013: Association of Art Historians, Initiatives fund Funding is available for activities, events or research projects that promote and develop teaching, learning and widening participation in art history. Eligible activities may take the form of, but are not restricted to, conferences, workshops, discussion fora and online publication.
Current individual and institutional members of the association may apply.
Funding is worth up to £500.
30 December 2013: NESTA, Digital R&D fund for the Arts – expressions of interest The National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts, in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Arts Council, invites expressions of interest under its digital R&D fund for the arts. This fund supports research and development projects that use digital technology to enhance audience reach and explore new business models for organisations with arts projects. Projects may incorporate the following key themes:
•user-generated content and social media;
•distribution and exhibition;
•mobile, location and games;
•data and archive;
•education and learning.
Three different groups may submit expressions of interest:
•group A – project collaborations between organisations with an arts project that already have a technology partner and a research partner;
•group B – project collaborations between organisations with an arts project that already have a technology partner but which have not yet identified a research partner;
•group C – researchers and research teams looking to collaborate with an organisation with an arts project working with a technology provider.
Projects may be up to one year in duration. The fund is worth £7 million in total. Individual funding is worth up to £125,000