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.  In order to monitor use of the blog could you please e-mail rsb@northampton.ac.uk with ‘accessed Art’ in the subject line

  • 1 August 2013:  Textile Society, Professional Development GrantsThe 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.
  • 1 August 2013: AHRC, Videogames research networking grants These are for collaborative research projects between arts and humanities researchers and video developers. Proposals should explore new areas of interest to research and development in the videogames industry, be multi-institutional and demonstrate creative and innovative approaches.
    Higher education institutions, some research council institutes and independent research organisations are eligible to apply.
    Grants are worth up to £30,000 for projects of six to 18 months, and an additional £15,000 may be sought to cover international activities.
  • 14 August 2013:  Marie Curie Individual FellowshipsThis covers the Intra-European Fellowships (IEF), International Incoming Fellowships (IIF) and International Outgoing Fellowships (IOF).
  • 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
  • 15 September 2013; Paul Mellon Centre, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Research support Grant The grant supports scholars and researchers in the field of 20th century British painting. The grant is worth £2,000 and may be used to assist with travel, subsistence and other research costs.
  • 15 September 2013: Paul Mellon Centre, Curatorial research Grants These are made to help institutions undertake research for a particular exhibition or installation in the field of British art or to undertake a specific cataloguing project. In some instances, a grant may be made to an institution to provide staff in lieu of a curator who wishes to take leave from other curatorial duties to undertake research for an exhibition or cataloguing project. Awards will not exceed £20,000 per year for up to three years.
  • 19 September 2013: AHRC, Collaborative skills development grant, organisation-led strand  These support research organisations in developing innovative skills development packages that will meet capacity and training issues in strategic areas of the arts and humanities. The organisation-led strand enables research organisations to offer training and skills development activities to groups of students and early-career researchers in several institutions, involving a variety of different partners. Proposals may draw on any subject area in the AHRC’s remit and must fit at least one of the following strategic areas:
    •partnership working, including public engagement;
    •entrepreneurship and the creative economy;
    •research skills enrichment.
    Proposals may be submitted by any UK research organisation, including independent research organisations, and must involve collaboration between at least two research organisations, or between research organisations and a non-academic organisation.
    Funding of up to £60,000 for up to 18 months is available.
  • 19 September 2013: AHRC, Collaborative skills development grant, student-led route These enable doctoral students to establish and run smaller-scale collaborative activities in the arts and humanities. Activities may draw on any subject area in the AHRC’s remit and must fit at least one of the following strategic areas:
    •partnership working, including public engagement;
    •entrepreneurship and the creative economy;
    •research skills enrichment.
    Proposals may be submitted by any arts and humanities doctoral student at any UK higher education institution, and must involve collaboration between at least two research organisations, or between research organisations and a non-academic organisation. The activities proposed must be for the benefit of a cohort of other doctoral students or early-career researchers.
    Funding of up to £3,000 for up to one year is available.
  • 19 september 2013: AHRC, Collaborative skills development, early career researcher-led route These enable early-career researchers to establish and run collaborative training and researcher development activities in the arts and humanities. Activities may draw on any subject area in the AHRC’s remit and must fit at least one of the following strategic areas:
    •partnership working, including public engagement;
    •entrepreneurship and the creative economy;
    •research skills enrichment.
    Proposals may be submitted by any arts and humanities early-career researcher within eight years of the award of their PhD or within six years of their first academic appointment. Proposals must involve collaboration between at least two research organisations, or between research organisations and a non-academic organisation. The activities proposed must be for the benefit of a cohort of other early-career researchers or doctoral students.
    Funding of up to £5,000 for up to one year is available.
  • 23 September 2013: HEA, Mike Baker doctoral programme Funding is available for doctoral studentships that support the academy’s research strategy of developing pedagogical knowledge and evidence-based practice in higher education. The following conditions apply:
    •the proposed topic should be discipline-specific learning and teaching research or interdisciplinary and generic pedagogical research, and should have a clear benefit to either practice or to policy on practice;
    •a supportive environment for the student and completion and delivery of research outcomes are a high priority;
    •dissemination of research outcomes are fundamental to both the HEA and the wider community and should be identified clearly in any application.
    Studentships are intended for students who hold a masters degree and are capable of undertaking high-quality research. Supervisors in UK higher education institutions that subscribe to the HEA are eligible to apply.
    Funding will be provided for up to three years of full-time study. Funding covers fees, maintenance and research skills development and is worth £20,172 per year in London, or £18,172 per year outside of London.
  • 1 October 2013: Pasold Research Fund, Research Project Grants These fund high-quality research relating to all branches of textile history, and the history of dress and fashion. Research projects should have a lasting outcome in the form of a publication, exhibition or similar. The following activities are eligible under this scheme:
    •medium-sized research projects;
    •preliminary work in preparation of a more substantial grant application;
    •small themed workshops.
    Grants are worth between £751 and £2,500 to cover expenses such as travel, subsistence, photocopying, microfilming and similar.
  • 1 October 2013: National Humanities Center, Fellowships The National Humanities Center offers 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities for the period September 2014 through May 2015.  Find out more about the Fellowships on the National Humanities Center website.
  • 3 October 2013: AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Awards These awards are intended to encourage and develop collaboration between higher education institution departments and non-academic organisations and businesses by providing opportunities for doctoral students to gain experience of work outside an academic environment.
    Awards are designed to encourage and establish links that are beneficial for both collaborating partners. Research students, jointly supervised by members from each partner organisation, will carry out a project that falls within the AHRC’s subject domain and that will lead to a doctoral qualification by the end of the award.
    A highlight notice for design research is in place under this scheme, under which applicants may submit up to three applications.
    Applications should be made jointly by a department in a recognised UK higher education institution and a non-academic organisation from the private, public or voluntary sector. Non-academic partners must normally be UK-based operations. Applicants may apply for up to two studentships under one application. Full-time awards are tenable for up to three years.
    Award holders will receive a standard doctoral studentship and an additional annual payment of £550. AHRC recommends that the non-academic partner make an additional maintenance payment to the student in the region of £1,000 per year.
  • 29 November 2013: University of East Anglia, Visiting research fellowships Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas invites applications for its visiting research fellowships. Two fellowships are available to conduct research for publication pertaining to the arts in Africa, Oceania and the Americas. Fellowships have a normal duration of three months. Fellows are expected to give at least two presentations, in the form of lectures or seminars, during the fellowship period.
    Scholars in the fields of the humanities, social sciences, anthropology, art history, archaeology, history and related disciplines are eligible to apply. Applicants must hold a PhD, though advanced PhD candidates may occasionally be considered. The fellowship stipend is £396 per week for 12 weeks, plus return travel costs up to a maximum of £750. The fellow must reside in Norwich for the duration of the fellowship except for brief research trips. Award max £5,500
  • 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;
    •resources;
    •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
  • 15 January 2014: AHRC, Highlight notice for connected communities and design research grants These are offered in the AHRC’s standard and early career grants routes for projects which explore the contributions that design can make to the connected communities programme. As well as meeting the normal requirements for standard and early career research grants, applications must:
    •be inter- or cross-disciplinary, combining perspectives, approaches and expertise from design and from arts and humanities subject areas;
    •engage with communities through all stages of the research process;
    •involve strong collaborative partnerships with organisations outside the higher education institution sector and include a highly developed or innovative approach to creating pathways for impact for the research;
    •demonstrate a strong fit to the aims and objectives of the connected communities programme.
    Applicants must be eligible for standard AHRC funding. Grants are worth up to £250,000 for early career researchers and up to £1.5 million for the standard research grant route.
  • 20 January 2014: HEA, International Scholarships  This scheme is aimed at supporting individuals in the higher education sector to undertake specific investigations outside of the UK and deliver specific outcomes for dissemination within the UK sector through various means, as appropriate to enhance student learning experience in the UK. There is a significant need for international policy and practice in higher education learning and teaching to be shared and learnt from within the UK sector, hence scholars should bring back interesting, challenging and innovative learning and teaching practices. The scholarship should align with at least one of the academy’s priority themes of:
    •assessment and feedback;
    •education for sustainable development;
    •employability;
    •internationalisation;
    •flexible learning;
    •online learning;
    •retention and success, including widening access, gender and transition issues;
    •reward and recognition;
    •students as partners.
    Individuals in higher education providers that subscribe to the HEA are eligible to apply. Applicants should be at postgraduate level with a minimum of five years’ experience in the UK higher education sector. Scholarships are worth up to £20,000 over three to six months.
  • 24 January 2014: Textile Society, Student Bursary This programme aims to support postgraduate students in the field of textile studies. Award topics include art and design, critical writing and promotion technology. Bursaries are intended to be used primarily for apprenticeships, master’s final-year projects or dissertations. All students currently undertaking any UK educational textile, fashion or related course are eligible.
    Two bursaries are available, worth £500 and £1,000.

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