Funding available to consolidate research partnerships between Research Organisations and Cultural Institutions in the UK and US.
The AHRC’s call for the New Directions for Digital Scholarship in Cultural Institutions programme is the next phase of its ‘UK-US Collaboration for Digital Scholarship in Cultural Institutions’ programme funded through the UKRI Fund for International Collaboration. The programme aims to advance digital scholarship in cultural heritage organisations such as museums, libraries, galleries, and archives.
The call is a joint initiative between the US National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the AHRC.
Funding will support collaborative teams in the UK and US that have the potential to deliver a transformational impact on digital methods and digital research in cultural institutions, bringing new approaches to the ways in which culture and heritage can be experienced by global audiences, opening new research frontiers and questions and advancing collections-based research methods for the 21st century.
Applications should address one or more of the following themes, or propose new areas of inquiry focused on digital scholarship and cultural institutions:
Employing machine learning and artificial intelligence in cultural institutions
Fostering digitally-enabled participation
Developing enhanced information on cultural institution visitors
Creating and interrogating all document types and unlocking new data.