AHRC UK-Ireland collaboration in the digital humanities – joint networking call


The Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Irish Research Council invite applications for their joint networking call under the UK-Ireland collaboration in the digital humanities programme. This supports the development of networks of researchers, practitioners and wider partners across the UK and Ireland focused on the development of digital humanities research and skills in both countries. The call aims to support a range of projects that:

  • establish new networks around defined thematic areas which generate new lines of enquiry and stimulate new debate;
  • build and consolidate new partnerships between researchers and stakeholders in the UK and Ireland and provide a platform for longer-term collaboration;
  • deliver innovative research networking activities that are appropriately tailored to the themes and areas being addressed, such as workshops, seminars or other events and outreach, engagement and knowledge exchange activity;
  • are genuinely collaborative and involve a balance of research organisations and stakeholders in both countries;
  • promote the sharing of best practice and knowledge exchange between institutions in the UK and Ireland and clearly demonstrate the specific added value of enhanced collaboration in the field.

The following themes should be explored: digital humanities, emerging technologies and research practices; digital humanities and social innovation; digital humanities, cultural heritage and the creative industries.

Proposals must include at least one researcher from both the UK and Ireland and must have a PI in each country. The UK PI must be resident in the country and be an academic employee at the lecturer or equivalent level at an eligible organisation, which may be a higher education institution, a research institute funded by a research council or an independent research organisation. The Irish PI must be contracted by an Irish HEI with a contract of sufficient duration to carry out the proposed research. Co-investigators from other countries can be included.

Between eight to 10 awards, worth up to £30,000 for UK applicants and €12,500 for Irish applicants, are available for between six to 12 months.

Closing date 20 Feb 20

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