Pre-Announcement of Third Call for the UK-German Funding Initiative in the Humanities

The UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) are providing funding through this call for proposals with a view to bringing together arts and humanities researchers in the UK and humanities (including law and linguistics) researchers in Germany to conduct outstanding joint UK-German research projects.

This is the third in a series of annual bilateral DFG/AHRC calls, following successful calls launched in 2018 and 2019.

Both funding agencies want to strengthen international cooperation in these fields, to fund academic research of the highest quality within their own countries, and are aware that some of the best research can only be achieved by working with the best researchers internationally. The scheme will provide funding for integrated UK-German projects.

Proposals may be submitted in any area of the Humanities. Only proposals whose primary aim is to make fundamental advances in human knowledge in the relevant fields may be submitted in response to the call for proposals.

Proposals must involve collaboration between UK and German researchers. Both single-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary applications can be considered provided that the UK component falls within the remit of the AHRC and the German component within the remit of the DFG.

Awards will not exceed, on the UK side, £350,000 (at 100% fEC of which the AHRC will fund 80%) per project.

The duration of the project must not exceed 36 months.

The full call specification will be published on 19 November 2020, with a deadline for proposals on 24 February 2021.

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