AHRC – Digital Research Fellowships at US Cultural Institutions

Closing Date: 01/09/2022

Funding available for UK researchers to develop digital research at US cultural institutions.

This opportunity is part of the AHRC’s UK-US digital scholarship in cultural institutions scheme, funded through UKRI’s fund for international collaboration.

This funding opportunity is to work with the Library of Congress and the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) collections, tools, expertise and projects. The fellowships should be research-based, advancing digital scholarship methods to benefit both the work and collections of the Library of Congress, GCI and cultural institutions in the UK through collaboration with Library of Congress and GCI research communities.

Fellowships should be of six to 12 months’ duration, with the expectation that some initial and concluding research may be conducted remotely. However, the bulk of the activity will be undertaken in residence at the Library of Congress or GCI.

AHRC welcome proposals that focus on areas such as:

  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Digitally enabled participation
  • Developing enhanced information on cultural institution visitors
  • Automatic creation and interrogation of all document types
  • Unlocking new data.

All proposals must be within AHRC remit.

AHRC welcome proposals that aim to:

  • Deliver a potentially transformational impact on digital scholarship for cultural institutions through use of Library of Congress and GCI collections, tools and expertise
  • Support the development and application of innovative digital methods and tools that are of mutual benefit to the Library of Congress, GCI and institutions in the UK
  • Establish new links between collections in the US and UK
  • Build new digital scholarship networks between researchers and cultural institution professionals in the UK and US, enhancing knowledge exchange and best practice
  • Contribute to leadership and skills development in digital scholarship for cultural institutions
  • Generate outputs such as new tools and techniques, digitised collections and resources, articles and journals, and training materials
  • Demonstrate plans for sustainability beyond the period of the fellowship
  • Increase awareness of the impact and value of digital scholarship through outreach and dissemination activity.

Successful applications will be well aligned both with AHRC’s remit and with an area of interest or mission at the Library of Congress or GCI.

Funding body Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Maximum value £150,000
Reference ID S23919
Category Arts and Humanities
Fund or call Fund