Posted on 14 December 2012
Through the life time of the award they will also act as advocates for the value and benefit of arts and humanities research to publics beyond academia.
Professor Mark Llewellyn commented: “We have been delighted with the quality of these first proposals under the revised Fellowships scheme, especially in the combination of research substance and the development opportunities these Fellows will be undertaking. The range of engagements, partnerships and collaborations our researchers are now able to take to a different level through the funding in this scheme is striking. Importantly, this is underpinned by research which is ambitious in scale and scope, and allows the opportunity to support, influence and shape activities well beyond the Fellows’ individual projects.”
These Fellowships provide an opportunity for researchers and research organisations to work in partnership with the AHRC. The Fellowships will increase research leadership capacity within the arts and humanities, through supportive individualised programmes of development, training and engagement.
Professor Llewellyn went on to say “I recognise there has been anxiety among our research community about the concept of research leadership. But what these first Fellowships demonstrate very clearly is that leadership comes in different forms, can be supported in divergent ways and needs to work within individual disciplinary contexts and career stages as well as the broader arts and humanities environment. I’m really looking forward to working with this group of researchers over the coming months and to developing the cohort of Fellows that will be emerging from this scheme in the next few years.”
The first set of Fellowship Awards is:
For further information, please contact:
Danielle Moore-Chick, AHRC: 01793 416021 firstname.lastname@example.org
1. The AHRC’s Fellowships scheme is for researchers across the arts and humanities development research leadership. The scheme provides time for research leaders, or potential future research leaders, to undertake focused individual research alongside collaborative activities which have the potential to generate a transformative impact on their subject area and beyond. In addition to demonstrating support for high quality, world leading research and associated outputs, proposals must include collaborative activities to support the development of the Fellow’s capacity for research leadership in the arts and humanities.
2. 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.
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