Beyond Text Small Grants and Student-Led Initiatives

5 January 2009


The Small Grants call for Beyond Text is open across the full programme specification but the AHRC and the Programme's Steering Committee are particularly keen to encourage proposals for Small Grants that would help us meet objectives 3, 4 and 10:

3. To create an arena for shared debate both within and beyond the academic community on how to use evidence, approaches and methods to generate new questions and issues for those working with performances, sounds, images and objects.

4. To develop a body of theory, methods, approaches and case studies which allow for a comparative analysis of issues concerning these questions and themes across time and place.

10. To inform and inflect public policy in this field.

To achieve these objectives we especially encourage the following:

  • proposals that use practice as the primary method of enquiry and investigation
  • proposals that deal with questions and themes of a distinctly historical nature
  • proposals that address issues of technological change with a relevance for policy makers

You can find full details for Small Grants here.

Full details for Student-Led intiatives can be found here.

Arts & Humanities Research Council: Each year the AHRC provides approximately £100 million from the Government to support research and postgraduate study in the arts and humanities, from archaeology and English literature to design and dance. In any one year, the AHRC makes approximately 700 research awards and around 1,000 postgraduate awards. Awards are made after a rigorous peer review process, to ensure that only applications of the highest quality are funded. Arts and humanities researchers constitute nearly a quarter of all research-active staff in the higher education sector. 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. See Arts & Humanities Research Council website.