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Coventry UK City of Culture Fund

Coventry City of Culture Trust has appointed Heart of England Community Foundation to manage a fund that supports projects which deliver cultural activities in Coventry, support local individuals or organisations or develop ideas or new partnerships.

Wed 22 May 2019, 09:28

Seed funding available for City of Culture research projects

With Coventry City of Culture 2021 less than two years away, the Connecting Cultures Global Research Priority (GRP) is keen to remind all departments of the availability of funding to support the development of collaborative City of Culture-facing research projects.

Mon 25 Feb 2019, 12:01 | Tags: Connecting Cultures

Bursaries available for Lisbon Consortium Summer School: Neurohumanities - Promises & Threats

The Connecting Cultures GRP will support up to two PGR students with bursaries of up to £500 each if they are accepted to present a paper at the Lisbon Consortium Summer School: Neurohumanities - Promises & Threats Conference.

If you are interested in applying, please send your paper proposal to the conference organizers at: 


Deadline for submissions: 28 February 2019

Wed 13 Feb 2019, 09:37 | Tags: Connecting Cultures

Open Call for Applications for Funding from the University of Warwick & Coventry University

The University of Warwick and Coventry University are together offering up to ten £2,000 awards to projects bringing together academics from both institutions with cultural organisations and/or arts practitioners or creative industries in Coventry to develop research and public engagement activities with impact which invite the general public to participate and respond.

The Awards are linked to preparations for our City of Culture year and to the advancement of collaborative partnerships across the city.

Application form

Mon 29 Oct 2018, 11:51

IAS Salon: Refugees (26 September 2018, 12:00 - 14:00)

Research With and On Refugee Communities.

Mon 10 Sep 2018, 15:51

City of Culture Funding via the Connecting Cultures GRP

The Connecting Cultures GRP has been awarded additional funds by the University in the academic year 2018-19 to support the development of collaborative City of Culture-facing research projects.

Thu 26 Jul 2018, 12:41

Open Call for Applications for Funding from Warwick Creative Exchange & Coventry University


Warwick Creative Exchange and Coventry University are together offering four £2,000 awards to projects bringing together Warwick and Coventry academics with cultural organisations in Coventry to develop public engagement activities with impact which invite the general public to participate and respond.

The Awards are partially linked to Coventry City Council’s work with the Arts Council of England Great Places scheme, Place, Heritage and Diversity in a Modern UK City, administered through the Coventry City of Culture Trust. Great Places seeks to enable cultural and community groups to work more closely together and to place heritage at the heart of communities.

Supported by the University’s Connecting Cultures GRP and Coventry University, and building on the work done by initiatives including the Warwick Commission on the Future of Cultural Value, the City of Culture partnership, and Coventry City Council’s Cultural strategy, these awards invite applications for either complete small-scale work or groundwork for larger projects.

• The project team must include at least one academic from each university.
• It must use your academic research and work with an organisation in the Coventry area, or have a clear demonstrable link with Coventry.
• We are particularly keen to see proposals involving communities traditionally under-represented whether because of ethnicity, disability, or socio-economic status.
• Organisations could be arts, community, health, cultural – we take a very wide view on this.
• The proposed activity must be complete by 31 July 2018.
• You must provide an indication of how to evaluate and/or measure your work
Recipients be will be chosen through a two-stage process:
• Submit a single page of A4 outlining your proposal in brief
• Attend a workshop with your partner organisation to discuss your proposal
All proposals and any queries should be sent to Flo Swann, by 08 December 2017. Receipt will be acknowledged.

The workshop date will be set once we have closed applications so we can consult on suitable dates and times.

Picture credits: 'Nuff respect - graffiti/street behind the Tile Hill Library in Jardine Crescent, Tile Hill, Coventry

Image c Lydia on Flickr,
Wed 08 Nov 2017, 22:15 | Tags: Connecting Cultures

ESRC-ICSSR Newton call for collaborative research on urban transformations in India

A Newton call on Urban Transformation in India (to be delivered in partnership with ESRC and ICSSR) has just been launched. Proposals are invited for joint UK and Indian projects; each proposal may request £360,000 - £540,000 at 100% full economic cost (fEC) from the ESRC and with INR 25 lakhs for each successful project from ICSSR over 24 months.
The ESRC has allocated up to £1.75 million, with matched resources from ICSSR. It is expected that four to six research projects will be awarded under this call.
Key thematic areas are:
1. Urban planning, governance and management
2. Formal and informal populations
3. Place and space: challenges and solutions, including health, sanitation and labour issues
4. Small towns, dynamics of change and migration
Full details of the call can be found here and the booklet proceeded following the Scoping Workshop March 2017 held in India can be found here.
A reminder for colleagues that the proposal must meet the ODA requirements stipulated under the Newton Fund. Full background on the Newton Fund can be found here.
UK applicants must meet the ESRC eligibility and remit criteria outlined in the ESRC Research Funding Guide and applicants from Indian institutions must be employed in a research or academic position in a recognised research or academic institution – either publicly funded university/college recognised by the UGC or a public funded research institute or ICSSR research institute. They must also hold a PhD or equivalent qualification.
Deadline for applications is 1 August 2017 with decision to be announced in February 2018.
Mon 26 Jun 2017, 20:01 | Tags: Connecting Cultures

Call for Applications Now Open: Institute of Advanced Study International Visiting Fellowships

The IAS International Visiting Fellowship scheme offers an excellent opportunity for international scholars to engage with the University of Warwick. Open to highly distinguished researchers (including policy makers, representatives of the arts, business, government or industry) from around the globe, applicants are invited to collaborate with Warwick academics hosting visitors from around 10 days up to a maximum of 10 weeks through this Visiting Fellowship programme.

Applications that host more than one visitor are strongly encouraged to help deliver a dynamic programme of interdisciplinary activities that speak to a wide cross-section of the Warwick research community.
Collaborations that address one or more of Warwick’s Global Research Priorities (GRP) are also strongly encouraged. Details of the GRPs are available via:

Wed 12 Oct 2016, 21:13

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