UK-German Funding Initiative in the Humanities Opens for Sixth Round
Funding available to help bring together arts and humanities researchers in the UK and humanities researchers in Germany to conduct outstanding joint UK-German research projects.
The UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) together run the UK-German Funding Initiative in the Humanities to bring together arts and humanities (including law and linguistics) researchers in the UK and Germany to conduct outstanding joint UK-German research projects.
The scheme will provide funding for integrated UK-German projects. Research projects can address any area of arts and humanities, including law and linguistics.
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. Applicants who are uncertain whether their proposal would be eligible should contact the relevant agencies for clarification. Projects must have well-defined joint working programmes, clearly demonstrating the added value of UK-German collaboration.
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.
Applications may also overlap with other disciplines provided that they fall primarily within the remit of the AHRC and DFG.
Awards will not exceed, on the UK side, £420,000 (at 100% FEC, of which the AHRC will fund 80%) per project, meaning £336,000 is available per project on the UK side. DFG does not specify a maximum limit to the amount of funding that can be requested for the German component.
Projects should be integrated but do not have to be symmetrical, meaning neither the funding nor the items requested have to be identical, although the requested work packages are expected to be delivered reasonably equally.
Projects must last between 24 and 36 months. It is anticipated that 18 awards will be made.
Applications should be submitted by the 20 February 2024 (16:00 GMT) deadline.
(This report was the subject of a ResearchConnect Newsflash.)