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HARI Funding

HARI Funding

The Humanities and Arts Research Institute (HARI) at Royal Holloway University of London has a limited amount of funds for small collaborative projects. There are two deadlines for Staff and PGR submissions:  Deadline One - 9 December 2022 (now closed) Deadline Two -20 February 2023

Start-up Funding Stream

HARI funding may be applied towards the pursuit of research in various ways, for example, funding and organizing of research events, workshops, symposia, conferences. 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. In both its planning and execution, it should include scholars from more than one discipline and/or engagement with one or more external partners. Since HARI aims to generate Impact through its activities, applicants should consider forms of public engagement and knowledge transfer. Applications demonstrating that external funding is sought alongside HARI funding will be viewed positively, as will an indication of plans for future funding applications.


This year we are running two separate competition streams:

  1. Aimed at academic staff, for funding of up to £1,000;
  2. Aimed at postgraduate students, for funding of up to £500.

Application forms can be accessed here and completed forms should be submitted to HARI ( 

The closing date for the first funding call was December 9 2022 (this call has now closed). The next call deadline is 20 February 2023

Please note that any budget MUST be spent and claimed by the end of the financial year i.e. 31 July 2023.

A Word Doc. version of the application form can be accessed here. 

The steering group will review applications in two rounds. Closing dates are: (i) 9 December 2022; (ii) 20 February 2023.

For informal enquiries please contact Prof Ruth Hemus, HARI Director (

N.B. Applicants from all career stages are welcome, including postgraduate-led initiatives.  

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