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HRC Collaborative Postgraduate Project Grants

The HRC has a modest budget available to enable postgraduates to develop exciting new collaborative interdisciplinary projects and to put forward initiatives which will benefit the postgraduate community in the humanities. Projects might include, but are not limited to, the following categories:

  • the organisation of workshops, symposia and conferences
  • inviting visiting speakers whose expertise would benefit postgraduates across a range of subjects
  • training sessions for postgraduates in areas that will assist their own professional development
  • activities which involve collaborating with postgraduates/staff at other UK or international universities
  • activities which involve working with other organisations outside the University (these might include libraries, archives, galleries, museums etc.)

We are particularly keen to support projects which involve collaboration with another university or which include some element of collaboration or coproduction of research with communities or users outside academia; or which actively engage non-academic audiences with academic research. 

Teams of applicants must include people from at least two different departments at York, of which at least one must be in the Arts and Humanities. The lead on each team must be currently registered as a doctoral researcher (in years 1-3 of full-time registration, or at an equivalent stage of part-time registration).  In order to be eligible, all York members of the team listed on the application must be able to assert they will be registered at York when the project takes place. 

If you have any questions about the application form, eligibility criteria, or any other aspect of the scheme, please feel free to contact us. 

Contact: Megan Russell, HRC Administrator (

How to apply 

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