Humanities Research Institute

Funding & Fellowships

Funding and Fellowships

We offer support via four main schemes

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If you'd like to know more about any of these schemes, contact the institute’s Director, Professor Matthew Grenby.

NUHRI Fellowships

The Institute is home to a number of postdoctoral researchers. We offer three-year fellowships for early career researchers.

Our fellowships are designed to enable an early career researcher to:

  • pursue a personal research project leading to an original and significant piece of publishable work
  • contribute to the work of NUHRI more generally
  • enhance the profile of humanities research both within and outside the University

The fellowships are full-time for three years.

Application criteria

Applications are considered from candidates working in all areas of the humanities. Preference may be given to those whose research falls in areas of established strength at Newcastle University.

Projects that are multi- or interdisciplinary in nature are particularly welcome.

Applicants must have been awarded a doctoral degree within the last three years, and should not already have held a permanent academic appointment.

Catalyst grants

Details to follow shortly.

Banner Projects

NUHRI's Banner Project funding call is open to early career or established academics based at Newcastle University.

This year's call closed at Friday 12th May 2017.

NUHRI intends to support 2 or 3 Banner Projects this year. The scheme aims to foster new inter- or multidisciplinary research projects within the humanities, or bridging humanities and other disciplines.* It is intended that these projects should become showcases (‘banners’) for excellent research at Newcastle.

  • Open to small teams of staff at Newcastle University.
  • Should address specific research questions or challenges.
  • Up to £3k per project.
  • Funding may be spent on research costs, networking, events, equipment, publication, publicity, research support, buy-out from existing duties (with agreement of HoS), etc.
  • May lead to a variety of outcomes, such as publications, prototypes, new partnerships, knowledge transfer collaborations, public events.
  • Should yield initial results within a period of twelve months from award.

Eligibility

The scheme is open to staff (early career or established academics) at Newcastle University.

Please see the below EoI application form for full details and criteria about our exciting new scheme. 


* We define the ‘humanities’ very broadly as those academic disciplines that study human culture and the human experience from any period and place, which deal with complex and generally incomplete data, and for which the modes of enquiry are generally critical or theoretical rather than purely empirical.

How to apply

Complete this Banner Projects EoI Application and submit to nuhri@ncl.ac.uk by Friday 12th May 2017, midnight.

Challenge Labs 2018

NUHRI's Challenge Labs funding call is open to undergraduate or postgraduate students registered at Newcastle University.

This year's call for Expressions of Interest, is now open for submissions.

NUHRI intends to support 2 or 3 teams (of 3-6 students). The Challenge Lab scheme allows Newcastle University students to develop interdisciplinary and collaborative research projects within the humanities, or between the humanities and other subject areas.*

  • Open to all current Newcastle University students (UG and PG);
  • support interdisciplinary approaches to particular research ‘challenges’ in the humanities, as chosen by you;
  • funds projects up to £3k (incl. student bursaries) over a three-week period in summer 2018

Eligibility

Any student (or group of students) may apply. The scheme is open to students at any stage of UG or PG studies. The scheme is only open to registered students at Newcastle University.

Students do not have to have come up with an academic champion/mentor as this will be arranged on their behalf. Please see the EoI call guidelines (below) for full details and criteria about our exciting scheme, now running for a 2nd year.

Questions regarding eligibility of subjects or suitability of research questions can be addressed to Professor Matthew Grenby, Director of NUHRI (m.o.grenby@ncl.ac.uk).

 


* We define the ‘humanities’ very broadly as those academic disciplines that study human culture and the human experience from any period and place, which deal with complex and generally incomplete data, and for which the modes of enquiry are generally critical or theoretical rather than purely empirical.

How to apply

Please review the Expression of Interest Challenge Lab 2018 (Word: 76KB)

Then complete the online EoI form  (by 16th May 2018, 18:00 - Submission received after the cut-off time will not be considered). 

Submission queries should be addressed to Clare Graham, Research Support Officer, NUHRI (clare.graham@ncl.ac.uk