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New Funding Opportunity - deadline 28 February 2023

Faculty of Science, Engineering & Medicine and Connecting Cultures GRP

Funding of up to £1,500 is now available for members of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine who are interested in undertaking work within and through culture, as part of the Connecting Cultures GRP.

As a GRP, we are particularly interested in supporting researchers and communities to explore the interface between art and STEM subjects. More specifically, the role of cultural lenses in interpreting, and communicating, STEM research findings and ideas.

For more information or to apply see: SEM Funding Call

Connecting Cultures Open Call for 2022/2023

Connecting Cultures Global Research Priority Open Call provides support and resources for researchers, from all faculties, working in and with culture. Our work is loosely structured around three themes:

  • Culture and Community: Research that explores the role of culture in establishing and negotiating relationships between people and places across times and spaces, particularly in relation to migration, human rights, and social justice. Work in this theme explores the concepts of identity, belonging, inclusion/exclusion, justice, and citizenship and seeks to foster cultural exchange that promotes social change.
  • Creativity and Connection: Exploring the value and potential of the arts and culture as vehicles for the interpretation and generation of complex ideas. Work in this theme highlights the development of a wide range of cultural practices and their impact as a means of accessing improved wellbeing. The theme supports work that involves minority communities and people normally remote from academic research and explores the role of performativity, broadly conceived, in stimulating and communicating transformative thinking. Work on cultural value and the value of culture is also central to this theme.
  • Transnational and Global Humanities: Focusing on translation and exchange between or among cultures, from the local to the global. This theme supports innovative projects that seek to understand and address the challenges of a globally connected world, along with the complexities of the past from which it emerged.

We welcome proposals for up to £1,500 (and smaller bids are encouraged) on a rolling basis. We aim to assess your proposal and respond within 2 weeks of submission. PLEASE NOTE WE ARE NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR OUR OPEN CALL.


For more information about Connecting Cultures GRP funding please email: