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Arts and Humanities Research Council

POSTGRADUATE AWARDS IN THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES

There are three types of AHRC Postgraduate studentships:

(a) Research Preparation Master's Scheme - this scheme will support students undertaking Master's courses that focus on advanced study and research training explicitly intended to provide a foundation for further research at doctoral level. Awards will normally be for one year full-time or two years part-time.

(b) Professional Preparation Master's Scheme - this scheme will support students undertaking Master's or Postgraduate Diploma courses that focus on developing high-level skills and competencies for professional practice. Awards will be for one year for full-time study or two years for part-time study.

(c) Doctoral Competition - for doctoral study up to three years full-time or five years part-time.

Awards in all three schemes are allocated in open competition. Applications should be submitted through the department at which you wish to study, before the closing date of 2 May 2006.

RESEARCH AWARDS IN THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES

Research Grants

The Research Grants scheme is intended to support well-defined research projects enabling individual researchers to collaborate with, and bring benefits to, other individuals and organisations through the conduct of research. The scheme is not intended to support individual scholarship. Applications for projects with full economic costs of up to £1,000,000 and of up to five years in duration may be submitted.

Small Grants in the Creative and Performing Arts

Small Grants in the Creative and Performing Arts support defined research projects for up to one year, with full economic costs of up to £10,000 from September 2005

Research Leave

Provides funding for research leave of three or four months to enable an individual researcher to complete a significant research project by the end of the award period. The employing institution is expected to offer relief from teaching and other duties both in this period and an equivalent period in the term of semester immediately preceding.

Fellowships in the Creative and Performing Arts

Provides support to artists as research fellows within a higher education environment. It provides for the salary of the fellow, who can be appointed on a salary of between £25,000 and £40,000 pro-rata according to their experience, and associated costs.

Resource Enhancement

Provides support for projects aiming to improve access to, and use of, research resources and materials. Applications for projects with full economic costs of up to £500,000 for up to three years in duration may be submitted.

Strategic Initiatives

Strategic Initiatives address issues of intellectual and wider cultural, social or economic urgency that the Council considers are best supported by concentrated investments.

For more detailed information on schemes, strategic initiatives and financial arrangements please see the AHRC website at http://www.ahrc.ac.uk or contact The Arts and Humanities Research Council at Whitefriars, Lewins Mead, Bristol, BS1 2AE (tel. 0117 987 6500; fax 0117 987 6600).


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Cambridge University Reporter 11 November 2005
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