26 Oct 2012 All day CRASSH, Alison Richard Building, SG1


The objective of the Research Information Day on Grantsmanship in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is to further reflexive thinking about research funding in arts, humanities and social sciences and to expand and diversify our funding, interdisciplinary collaboration and opportunities for early career researchers. It will be held from 9.15am-1pm, followed by a light lunch and the opportunity to network with colleagues from other subject areas. It will be followed by an afternoon session focused specifically on funding opportunities for early career researchers.

Please find a summary schedule below; more information can be found by downloading the event's flyer.

Please register your interest to attend with Dr Daniel Wunderlich, School Research Facilitator for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at dcw35@cam.ac.uk.


Coffee from 9 a.m.


9.15 a.m.  Opening Remarks by Professor Simon Franklin (Head of School of Arts and Humanities)


9.30-10.30 a.m.  The Promises and Challenges of Interdisciplinary Collaboration


10.30-10.45 a.m. Coffee and biscuits


10.45-11.45 a.m. Drawing on Experience of Peer Review and Award Selection of Major Funders (AHRC, ESRC, EPSRC and the Leverhulme Trust)


12.00-1.00 p.m. Using Research Funding to Create Career Opportunities for Early-Career Researchers


1.00-2.30 p.m.  Light lunch


2.30-5.00 p.m.  Research Funding for Early-Career Researchers Session


Research Funding for postdocs and early-career researchers
Friday, 26 October 2012, 2.30-5.00 p.m.
Alison Richard Building, SG1


This session is aimed at early-career researchers who are thinking about applying for a grant of fellowship. It will focus on finding out what your prospective funder wants from applicants by highlighting different sources of information and advice here at Cambridge. We will look at common problems first-time applicants encounter and provide information about how funding applications are handled within Cambridge so that you can manage your time effectively. Although we are not going to cover relevant funding schemes in detail, there will be information you can take away about funders who have schemes that are specifically targeted at early-career researchers.


For more information about the postdoctoral forum please contact postdocforum@crassh.cam.ac.uk




Future related events




The next Researcher Information Day is foreseen for October 2013 with focus on European Commission funding (Horizon 2020 and European Research Council). 




Please also take note of the launch of the Research Lunchtime Forum


During these sessions experienced academics share their insights regarding research in the arts, humanities and social sciences for wider discussion. Everybody is welcome to attend.


Wednesday 28 November 2012, 1-2 p.m.


Research, funding, teaching and administration: Getting the balance right?


Speakers: Prof. Martin Daunton (Department of History); Prof. Ian Roberts (Theoretical and Applied Linguistics); and Prof. Alison Sinclair (Department of Spanish and Portuguese)


NB. Change of venue: Department of Social Sciences, Free School Lane, Seminar Rom, first floor




Future dates:


Wednesday 13 February 2013, 1-2 p.m.


Wednesday 8 May 2013,1-2 p.m.


Wednesday 19 June 2013, 1-2 p.m.


Wednesday 2 October 2013, 1-2 p.m.


all at the Alison Richard Building, S1 (1st floor)


Proposed topics include: 


– Tracing the steps—what it took to win the large research grant


  How to instigate collaboration? Sharing experience of national and international network building and project management


Do we need to make humanities and social science research more visible and if so what are ways of doing it?


Cambridge Strategic Initiatives and Networks—advantage or disadvantage for  research in the arts, humanities and social sciences?


Please state your preferences and suggest your own topics for the Research Lunchtime Forum by writing to Daniel Wunderlich dcw35@cam.ac.uk




The Research Information Day's event leaflet as a pdf can be downloaded from here.



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