AHRC – India-UK Creative Industries and Cultural Heritage

Closing Date: 08/06/2023

Funding available to build India-UK research collaborations within the fields of creative industries and cultural heritage.

This funding opportunity aims to strengthen existing and build new India-UK research and innovation collaborations within the fields of creative industries and cultural heritage. Projects funded under this funding opportunity will demonstrate the value of the creative, cultural and heritage sectors to both countries.

The funding opportunity reflects AHRC’s strategic prioritisation of India as a partner country and seeks to create a platform for long-term collaboration between researchers and partners from India and the UK. It builds on a series of scoping and engagement activities that took place in 2021 to 2022, taking forward some of the key recommendations and findings from this activity. It is being delivered by AHRC and informed by consultation with partners including British Council India and the Indian Council of Historical Research.

This opportunity aims to support partnerships that will catalyse new research and innovation across a range of sectors. It acknowledges the different areas of strength and innovation in each country, and the mutual benefit of enhanced collaboration. The importance of cultural heritage to both countries, including connected histories, memories, and communities, provides common ground for heritage research collaboration. This will advance innovation in the field and seek to better understand future challenges.

Projects funded through this funding opportunity can address a wide range of research areas both within and across creative industries and cultural heritage, bringing connections between the two fields to fruition.

Funding body Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Maximum value £400,000
Reference ID S25036
Category Arts and Humanities
Fund or call Fund