Engaging with Government

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) has launched a new programme, ‘Engaging with Government,’ for early career researchers (ECRs) in the arts and humanities.

The Engaging with Government programme is a three day course designed to provide an insight into the policy making process, and enable academics to apply this to their own research. It aims to build links between policy makers and the most dynamic new research in the arts and humanities. We are inviting eligible researchers to submit an application to attend the course.

The programme will:

  • Encourage you to see opportunities where your own research could make a valuable contribution in a public policy context
  • Challenge you to think in more depth about the policy process, and the role of research within it
  • Increase the influencing and communication skills that you need to achieve this.

The course will be held on 12, 13 and 14th February 2013 at the Institute for Government in central London, an award winning think tank using research and engagement to improve the effectiveness of government. The AHRC will be inviting 15-20 people to attend the course.

The programme will include discussions with a range of senior civil servants, researchers, politicians and media professionals on the challenges and opportunities involved in engaging with the policy making process.

The programme is for ECRs only, and applicants must have received AHRC funding, although this also includes funding for research that has not yet started.

For full details and eligibility criteria please see the call document: Engaging with Government Programme –Call for Applications

Applications for consideration for attendance should be made using the application form via Survey Monkey.  This form must be submitted by 5pm Monday 29 October 2012.