AAH Initiatives Fund

Funding available to support activities or research projects in the UK which promote and develop teaching, learning and widening participation in art history.

The Association of Art Historians (AAH), formed in 1974, is a charitable organisation which aims to support and promote the study and development of art history. It represents the interests of those involved in all aspects of the discipline in a professional and/or research capacity and runs services and resources such as events, publications, funding, and networks. It also plays a role in shaping and securing the future of the discipline.

The AAH Initiatives Fund’s purpose is to support activities or research projects which promote and develop teaching, learning and widening participation in art history. The types of activities supported can include conferences, workshops, discussion fora and online publication.

The scheme is open to both individual and institutional members of the Association with proposals for activities or events which contribute to teaching, learning and widening participation in art history.

Awards of up to £500 can be made. These can cover specific aspects of the activity or event such as:

  • Catering.
  • Room hire.
  • Keynote fees.
  • Travel and subsistence costs.
  • Editorial expenses.

Information taken from: Idox/Grantfinder

Further info available at: http://www.aah.org.uk/funding/initiatives-fund

The Leverhulme Trust

Leverhulme-Trust1Research Fellowships

Offering up to £50,000 over three to twenty-four months for experienced researchers to conduct a programme of research in any discipline.

Research Fellowships are open to experienced researchers, particularly those who are or have been prevented by routine duties from completing a programme of original research. Applications are considered in all subject areas with the exception of research that is of direct relevance to clinicians, medical professionals and/or the pharmaceutical industry. Awards are not limited to those holding appointments in higher education.

Deadline: Nov 6th 2014

AHRC: Researcher Toolkit

ahrc_logoResearcher Toolkit: Working with the Media for Arts and Humanities Researchers

“This guide aims to give an introduction to the ways in which arts and humanities researchers can engage with the media. The need to demonstrate the value of publicly-funded research is growing all the time and public support is crucial to long-term investment.

The media has a huge need to find interesting, unusual and ‘human’ stories and almost any research subject in the arts and humanities will be of interest to people outside of academia and therefore to the media.

Arts and humanities research touches the lives of all of us and in ways that we sometimes don’t always recognise. The challenge is to showcase the subject or the results of your research in such a way that those aspects of your work which might resonate beyond academia are brought to the fore and presented in ways that are understandable to a broader audience” (AHRC, 2014).

Full article and toolkit: http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/News-and-Events/Media-Centre/Documents/Toolkit%20-%20Working%20with%20the%20Media%20for%20Arts%20and%20Humanities%20Researchers.pdf

Newton Fund

Newton Fund: building science and innovation capacity in developing countries

The Newton Fund is part of the UK’s official development assistance. Its aim is to develop science and innovation partnerships that promote the economic development and welfare of developing countries.

The fund is £75 million each year from 2014 for 5 years. We expect that the UK funding will lead to extra funding from:

  • partner countries
  • private foundations
  • multi-lateral organisations
  • corporate partners

The fund will cover 3 broad categories of activity:

  • people: improving science and innovation expertise (known as ‘capacity building’), student and researcher fellowships, mobility schemes and joint centres
  • programmes: research collaborations on development topics
  • translation: innovation partnerships and challenge funds to develop innovative solutions on development topics

Calls are likely to be opened at different times according to the country and the programme area. 


British Academy/Leverhulme Small Grants Scheme *Now Open*


Grants are available to support primary research in the humanities and social sciences.  Applications will not be considered for less than £500. The maximum grant is £10,000 over two years. Applications for collaborative or individual projects are equally welcome under this scheme. Applications from international groups of scholars are welcome, provided there is a UK-based scholar as lead applicant.

Funds are available to facilitate initial project planning and development; to support the direct costs of research; and to enable the advancement of research through workshops or conferences, or visits by or to partner scholars. Applicants may seek support for any combination of eligible activity and cost up to the overall limit of £10,000. The Academy will assess applications equally on their merits, with no preference as to mode of enquiry.

All applications should demonstrate that Academy funds are sought for a clearly defined, discrete piece of research, which will have an identifiable outcome on completion of the Academy-funded component of the research.

Closing Date: 15th October 2014 (5pm)

 Application forms are currently available on the e-GAP system. The starting date of grants in this round will be not earlier than 1 April 2015 and not later than 31 August 2015.

Source: http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/srg.cfm