AHRC launches new expanded International Placement Scheme

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) has launched an expanded international placement scheme for 2012 offering their researchers new opportunities to enhance their projects at research institutions in the USA, India and Japan.

The AHRC International Placement Scheme (IPS) is aimed at supporting and encouraging the placement of AHRC funded UK postgraduate students and early career researchers* on short-term fellowships at a number of overseas research institutions.

Placements for the academic year 2012/2013 are currently available in collaboration with four international institutions:

Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA
National Institutes for the Humanities, Japan
The Huntington Library, San Marino, California, USA
Sarai Research Programme at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi, India

The scheme is open to UK postgraduate students and early career researchers* funded by the AHRC and successful applicants receive an award from the AHRC to contribute towards their flight costs and a monthly allowance in additional to their normal stipend/salary paid as part of their AHRC funding.

Applicants can apply to spend from three to six months at the overseas institution with dedicated access to their world-class research facilities, expertise and networking opportunities.

For 2012 applications must be submitted no later than 16:00 GMT on 15 March 2012 and further information about each of the host institutions and how to apply can be found on the following AHRC webpages:

Applications must be submitted no later than 16:00 GMT on 15 March 2012. 

* For the purpose of the IPS, the term ‘early career researcher’ is defined as a researcher who is either: i) within eight years of the award of their PhD or equivalent professional training or ii) within six years of their first academic appointment.

** ESRC award holders are eligible to apply to The Library of Congress, but not the other IPS institutions.