Research and Innovation Development Office
Category: Research news
8 September 2017
The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) has alerted its community to calls planned for Creative R&D Partnerships and Policy and Evidence Centre.
Creative R&D Partnerships
Opens late September 2017, intention to submit due late October 2017.
Up to eight partnerships will be created, each led by a higher education institution, bringing together academia, businesses from the creative industry, and other stakeholders. AHRC is offering up to two-thirds funding for each partnership for 54 months (October 2018–March 2023), with the remaining money to be found as matched funding. The partnerships are expected to cost between £6 and 9 million, with AHRC therefore contributing £4-6 million.
Policy and Evidence Centre
Opens late October 2017, intention to submit due late November 2017.
The policy and evidence centre (PEC) will become an independent analysis body for the creative industries, providing data and reports for businesses and policy makers. AHRC is offering up to three-quarters funding for the centre for 57 months (July 2018–March 2023), with the remaining money to be found as matched funding. The centre is expected to cost at least £8 million, with AHRC providing £6 million.
Together, these opportunities represent the Council's Creative Industries Clusters Programme. This major effort has several aspects, and represents a new way for researchers to work across traditional boundaries between industry, research and policy. The aims of the Programme are to: