The AHRC's new Collaborative Skills Development call is aimed at supporting the development of innovative, collaborative training packages that will develop skills amongst students and Early Career Researchers for future careers in research and other contexts.
As well as an Organisation-led strand, there is an opportunity for doctoral students to establish and run smaller-scale collaborative programmes within the Student-led strand.
The Organisation-led strand offers funds of up to £60,000 and is open to any Research Organisation in the UK. The Student-led strand offers funds of up to £3,000 for programmes that are developed and delivered by students. Applications can be submitted by any arts and humanities doctoral student studying at any UK Higher Education Institution.
Applications should propose the development of skills within one of the following areas:
- Partnership working including public engagement
- Entrepreneurship and the Creative Economy
- Research Skills Enrichment
Applications will be eligible from any discipline within the AHRC's subject remit, as long as they address one of the main areas above. Applicants are welcome to propose innovative training activities to help students develop skills in the areas above, but some activities you may wish to consider include: conferences; workshops; networks; placements and internships; business plan competitions; study visits; cross-disciplinary working.
Proposals must be collaborative, involving at least two separate institutions, or an institution and a non-academic organisation.
Full application guidance is now available on the AHRC website. The application form will be available via the Je-S system by the end of July and the deadline for applications is Thursday 20 September 2012.