AHRC Funding Opportunity: Future of language research fellowships

  • 13 Sep 2021 16:56
    Message # 11078030
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    LAGB has been contacted by James Fenner, Senior Investment Manager for Histories, Heritage, Languages and Literature (who some of you will have met at the conference last week - about which more later!).  His message is quoted below

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    AHRC has created a funding opportunity for two Languages Fellowships. The funding opportunity is now live, and is available here: Future of language research fellowships – UKRI. While I appreciate that languages and linguistics are separate and distinct disciplines, for the purposes of this call we are talking about languages in the broadest sense and would value linguistics expertise – as you will see in the weblink linguists are eligible to apply and this is not an exclusive call for languages scholars. Please find below some further details:

    “AHRC are looking to fund two research fellows to conduct horizon scanning and gap analysis and related tasks to inform the future of possible AHRC investment in languages research. The funding opportunity can be found hereFuture of language research fellowships – UKRI.

    Working with AHRC staff and data, this appointment will take note of existing achievements, including but not restricted to the Open World Research Initiative (OWRI). However, it will look beyond AHRC’s previous funding to identify new and emerging research themes and relevant policy areas that languages research could address. This would include the research agendas of:

    • both academic and non-academic communities
    • wider stakeholders
    • government departments
    • those that do not usually receive funding from AHRC.

    This horizon-scanning exercise will focus on the AHRC remit area of global languages. The posts will be supported for a five-month period, after which findings will be summarised into a report for the executive team of the AHRC. Maximum award for each Fellowship is £50,000 (at 80% full economic cost) from a total fund of £100,000.

    It is anticipated that the post holders will complete an initial review within the first month (due end of January 2022 or early February 2022), followed by a fuller final report at the end of the five-month period (deadline end of May 2022). Deadline for applications is Tuesday 26thOctober at 4pm and further information on eligibility, assessment criteria and how to apply can be found in the link above.”

     

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