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HARI Funding

HARI Funding

HARI runs a wide range of collaborative projects that cross disciplinary boundaries, so there is a variety of ways to get involved. HARI is currently inviting applications for research funding for the academic year 2020-21.

The increased emphasis placed on generating grant income and impact is reflected in the way HARI’s Steering Committee will assess funding applications for 2020-21. Applications that can demonstrate concrete plans for using HARI funding as a first step towards generating external research grant income, especially RC income, or that have a strong impact dimension will be prioritised.

As last year, there will be four funding streams. Applications forms are available via the links below:

More information about each of these funding streams can be found further down on this page. Please submit your applications to hari@rhul.ac.uk by 1 August 2020.

The HARI Steering Committee will consider applications and let you know the outcome of your application in mid-August. 

Both staff and students are also invited to apply for an ad-hoc grant to fund a project in 2020-21. We are particularly keen to hear from those at an early stage in their academic careers and students involved in postgraduate research. The application form for ad-hoc grants is available below:

There are three rounds of ad-hoc grant funding which can be applied for with the following deadlines: November 15th 2020, January 15th 2021, and March 15th 2021. Shortly after these dates the HARI Steering Committee will consider applications for ad-hoc grant funding and let you know the outcome of your application as soon as possible thereafter. More information about ad-hoc funding can be found further down on this page.

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Funding types

The Humanities and Arts Research Institute (HARI) is inviting interdisciplinary projects to apply for funding. Subject to budgetary approval, HARI will make a contribution up to a maximum of £1000 to support the research activities and events of interdisciplinary projects. These projects are separate from the annual HARI Fellowships: colleagues cannot apply for both.

HARI funding may be applied towards the pursuit of research in various ways, for example, funding and organizing of research events, workshops, symposia, conferences. The format and frequency of events are open, but successful projects are expected to generate exchange across the College and benefit a range of colleagues and students. Projects must be of an interdisciplinary nature and involve colleagues from multiple departments. The competition is open to all staff at Royal Holloway employed on contracts of 0.2 FTE and above. Like HARI Fellowships and Centre activities, the HARI Projects will be showcased on HARI’s website.

HARI will consider applications on any topic area but may give preference to applications that intersect with the themes highlighted in School and College Research Strategies.

The increased emphasis placed on generating grant income and impact is reflected in the way HARI’s Steering Committee will assess funding applications for 2020-21 Applications that can demonstrate concrete plans for using HARI funding as a first step towards generating external Research Council and other grant income or that have a strong impact dimension will be prioritised.  

Applications should be made on the form which is found here. Applicants should consult with their Heads of School and School Research and Knowledge Exchange Directors to ensure coordination with School plans. Applicants should endeavour to make their events as accessible and as sustainable as possible.

The closing date for applications is 1 August 2020

Please submit all applications to the HARI Administrator (hari@rhul.ac.uk).

For all enquiries please contact Professor Hannah Thompson, Director of HARI (Hannah.Thompson@rhul.ac.uk)

The Humanities and Arts Research Institute (HARI) is inviting School Research Centres to apply for funding. Subject to budgetary approval, HARI will make a contribution up to a maximum of £500 to support the research activities and events of Research Centres. It is expected that the amount given by HARI will be match-funded by at least an equivalent amount from the Research Centre. Applications from Research Centres should be interdisciplinary and involve colleagues from the Centre’s ‘home’ department as well as other departments. The competition is open to all  staff at Royal Holloway employed on contracts of 0.2 FTE and above. Like HARI Fellowships and Projects, the HARI Centre activities will be showcased on HARI’s website.

HARI will consider applications on any topic area but may give preference to applications that intersect with the themes highlighted in School and College Research Strategies.

The increased emphasis placed on generating grant income and impact is reflected in the way HARI’s Steering Committee will assess funding applications for 2020-21 Applications that can demonstrate concrete plans for using HARI funding as a first step towards generating external Research Council and other grant income or that have a strong impact dimension will be prioritised.

Applications should be made by the Research Centre’s Director and should provide the names of all individuals who will be involved in the proposed research activities.

HARI Centre Funding will provide successful applicants with funding which may be applied towards the pursuit of research in various ways, for example the organisation of research events, public dissemination activities, conferences or the development of a large research project and grant application. Applicants should endeavour to make their events as accessible and as sustainable as possible.

The maximum sum for which Research Centres can apply is £500. The application will have to demonstrate that the Centre will provide matching funding. Applications should be made on the form to be found here. Centre Directors should consult with their Heads of School and School Research and Knowledge Exchange Directors to ensure coordination with School plans.

The closing date for applications is 1 August 2020

Please submit all applications to the HARI Administrator, (hari@rhul.ac.uk).

For all enquiries please contact Professor Hannah Thompson, Director of HARI (Hannah.Thompson@rhul.ac.uk)

The Humanities and Arts Research Institute (HARI) is inviting applications from individuals and Research Centres to organise and host a Flagship Event that involves an Eminent Speaker who will attract a large, interdisciplinary audience (beyond Royal Holloway’s academic community). In the past, HARI has hosted flagship events involving speakers including Jacques Rancière  Judith Butler and Rosi Braidotti which were extremely well attended. Ideally, the proposed speaker should be of such a calibre as to attract some media coverage (with the help of RHUL’s Communications & External Relations unit). 

Event organisers will be expected to liaise with the HARI Director and the School of Humanities admin team in planning and scheduling in particular. Successful applications are expected to generate exchange across the College and benefit a range of colleagues and students. Research must be of an interdisciplinary nature.

Subject to budgetary approval, HARI will make a contribution up to a maximum of £1000. The competition is open to all  staff at Royal Holloway employed on contracts of 0.2 FTE and above. HARI will consider applications on any topic area but may give preference to applications that intersect with the themes highlighted in School and College Research Strategies.

The increased emphasis placed on generating grant income and impact is reflected in the way HARI’s Steering Committee will assess funding applications for 2020-21 Applications that can demonstrate concrete plans for using HARI funding as a first step towards generating external Research Council and other grant income or that have a strong impact dimension will be prioritised. 

Applications should be made on the form to be found here. Applicants should consult with their Heads of School and School Research and Knowledge Exchange Directors to ensure coordination with School plans. Applicants should endeavour to make their events as accessible and as sustainable as possible.

The closing date for applications is 1 August 2020

Please submit all applications to the HARI Administrator (hari@rhul.ac.uk).

For all enquiries please contact Professor Hannah Thompson, Director of HARI (Hannah.Thompson@rhul.ac.uk)

The Humanities and Arts Research Institute (HARI) is seeking to appoint HARI Fellows for 2020-21. Subject to budgetary approval, HARI will make a contribution up to a maximum of £2000 to support the research activities and events of interdisciplinary projects.

Applications should be made by two or more colleagues from separate departments who wish to work together on a project. The Fellowships will provide successful applicants with funding which may be applied towards the pursuit of research in various ways, for example teaching buyout, funding and organizing of research events, conferences. A further goal of Fellowships is to foster leadership skills, thus visibly preparing colleagues to apply for AHRC Fellowships. The competition is open to all  staff at Royal Holloway employed on contracts of 0.2 FTE and above.

The format and frequency of events are open, although Fellows will be expected to liaise with the HARI Director and administrator in planning and scheduling in particular. Successful projects are expected to generate exchange across the College and benefit a range of colleagues and students. Research must be of an interdisciplinary nature.

During their term, Fellows will serve on the HARI Steering Committee. At the conclusion of a Fellowship they will be expected to write a report on their project that can be published on the HARI website.

The increased emphasis placed on generating grant income and impact is reflected in the way HARI’s Steering Committee will assess funding applications for 2020-21 Applications that can demonstrate concrete plans for using HARI funding as a first step towards generating external Research Council and other grant income or that have a strong impact dimension will be prioritised.  

Applications should be made on the form found here. Applicants should consult with their Heads of School and School Research and Knowledge Exchange Directors to ensure coordination with School plans. Applicants should endeavour to make their events as accessible and as sustainable as possible.

The closing date for applications is 1 August 2020

Please submit all applications to the HARI Administrator (hari@rhul.ac.uk).

For all enquiries please contact Professor Hannah Thompson (hannah.thompson@rhul.ac.uk)

HARI’s aim is to foster intellectual exchange between scholars of different disciplines. If you have a project that will contribute, please download and submit the application form for ad-hoc grants up to £500.

We accept applications throughout the academic year; applications are assessed following each of the deadlines of 15 November, 15 January, and 15 March. You are advised to apply as much in advance as you can. Send complete applications to hari@rhul.ac.uk

HARI considers projects costing over £500 as a part of planning the subsequent year's budgets.

You are advised to discuss possibilities with the Director of HARI, Professor Hannah Thompson, or members of the HARI Steering Committee.

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