Digital community research co-production project grants – AHRC

The AHRC have put out a Capital Funding Call for Digital Transformations in Community research Co-Production in the Arts and Humanities.

As part of the cross-Council Connected Communities Programme, these projects should use the potential of digital technologies to transform ways of connecting communities and arts and humanities researchers.

Projects should be interdisciplinary, bringing together arts and humanities researchers, community engagement experts, specialists in digital technologies and other expertise as appropriate.

The funding is for high quality co-produced research projects that use, re-use, remix, link, represent, visualize, map, reconfigure, re-purpose, enhance and/or co-create open data and which involve a wide variety of forms of data and content.

A key focus of, and output from, the projects funded under this call must be some form of new, or significantly enhanced, research-based asset of enduring value for communities and for future research. These assets may take a variety of forms, such as open datasets, integrated search facilities, mash-ups, visualizations and mappings, enhanced gateways and portals, galleries, tools, hardware, interfaces, software, material artefacts, or other forms of innovative cultural and creative resource or asset.

Higher education institutions, some research council institutes and independent research organisations are eligible to apply.

  • A total of £4 million is available, and grants are worth between £50,000 and £600,000 for projects of up to 18 months. They will be based on a full economic cost basis and the AHRC will fund 80% (with the exception that equipment costs may be included under this call).
  • Closing date 27 Jun 13
  • Deadline information Proposals due by 4pm.
  • Date added 14 May 13
  • Award type Directed grants for individual investigators; Directed grants to institutions, research groups etc; Networking/collaboration
  • Award amount max £600,000
  • Award amount min £50,000
  • Award budget total £4,000,000
  • Applications per institution
  • Consortium requirements Required

Eligibility Profile

  • Nationality of applicant institution United Kingdom
  • Nationality of researcher Not Known
  • Type of institution Non-Profit; Public Sector or Government Organisation; University
  • Sponsor involvement Funding

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