Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC): Inviting applications for ‘grant’ to encourage the development of research networking proposals which explore the contribution that arts and humanities research can make to education and learning in low or middle income country contexts affected by conflict and/or protracted crises.

Funding brief: This is an AHRC Research Networking Scheme call.

This highlight notice is intended to encourage the development of research networking proposals which explore the contribution that arts and humanities research can make to education and learning in low or middle income country contexts affected by conflict and/or protracted crises. It also seeks to support the development of sustained international boundary crossing collaborations with Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) which receive Official Development Assistance (ODA) and/or with organizations which play an important role in supporting international development and/or education and learning in low and/or middle income countries.

Additional funding is being made available to support applications under this highlight notice as part of the allocation to the AHRC under the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). Given that international collaboration with developing countries is central to this highlight notice, applications may seek up to £30,000 of supplementary funding specifically to enhance international activities, collaborations and participation (particularly in relation to LMICs) in addition to the normal £30,000 networking scheme limit.

In terms of education and learning we are open to proposals addressing any of (or any combination of)- but not limited to the following research areas:
● Learning at any stage of, or across, the life course/ all educational levels, including early years, school age, further, higher, workplace, vocational and adult education, lifelong learning, cross- and inter-generational and peer learning
Learning in any context, both formal and informal, including for example, learning in cultural, creative and heritage organizations / sites, learning in the home, family or community settings, learning in institutional contexts such as care homes, prisons etc., learning in digital environments, faith based learning systems, cross-boundary learning in diasporic communities, learning in transitory or displaced contexts (e.g. refugee camps), learning transitions and interactions between different contexts (e.g. home-school) etc.
Indigenous / local knowledge and skills development, indigenous learning cultures, assets and systems, indigenous languages, crafts and creative practices, inter-general transmission of local environmental knowledge,  educational use of cultural artefacts, creative outputs or heritage sites, etc.
● Teacher training, learning and development
● The design of educational environments (physical and virtual), organizations, services and systems
● Proposals addressing issues such as gender, exclusion, inclusion, participation, marginalization and inequalities in the context of education and learning
● Educational capability building / development, e.g. LMIC educational institution capacity development / organizational learning
● learning content and curricula, what is (and is not) taught, including for example learning from or about difficult or hidden pasts/ histories / heritages/ creative outputs, cultural identities and beliefs formation, cross-cultural learning, languages learning (including endangered or multi-lingual learning), faith- based learning, learning as a part of transitional justice, peace building, addressing legacies of the past, etc.
● Learning within specific groups or contexts such as, for example, ex-combatants, prisoners, injured, displaced populations, orphaned, bereaved, traumatized, abused, marginalized, groups subjected to human rights violations, and/or education of vulnerable groups or learners affected by physical or mental illness or disability in conflict/ crisis contexts).

Donor Name: Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Funding name: No specific fund name

Deadline: Proposals relevant to this highlight notice can be submitted from Wednesday 14th, March, 2018 and no later than 4pm on Thursday 24th, May, 2018.

Funding details link: https://ahrc.ukri.org/funding/apply-for-funding/current-opportunities/gcrf-highlight-notice-education-in-conflict-and-protracted-crises/

Funding limit: Applicants under this highlight notice are eligible to apply for up to £30,000 of supplementary funding for international activities in addition to the normal £30,000 networking scheme limit. This is instead of the normal provision for up to £15,000 of supplementary funding for international activities. The total limit (fEC) on applications under the highlight notice is therefore £60,000. Please note this higher limit for supplementary international activities applies only to applications submitted under this GCRF highlight notice for Education in Conflict and Protracted Crises and meet the criteria for ODA-compliant funding under the Global Challenges Research Fund.

Proposals addressing areas relevant to the highlight notice may continue to be submitted after 24 May 2018 but proposals will not be eligible to access supplementary funding for the highlight notice or the higher funding limit for international activities. Such applications would have to apply through the standard networking call route on J-eS and fall within the standard funding limits (£30,000 for UK costs and £15,000 for international costs) and requirements of the Networking Scheme.

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: No later than 1st, January, 2019

Project duration: Not found

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility:
● 
Inter-disciplinary boundary-crossing proposals are welcomed, including those proposals that cross Research Council remits. Where proposals extend beyond the AHRC’s subject remit, they should ensure that they bring arts and humanities research expertise and distinctive arts and humanities research concepts, ideas and/or approaches centrally into the development of relevant cross disciplinary fields. In order to be considered under this highlight notice applications must draw significantly on relevant arts and humanities research literature, context and concepts or approaches and include significant research expertise within the remit ofthe AHRC.
● Inter-disciplinary proposals may be considered which involve collaboration between the arts and humanities and the social sciences and with disciplinary fields such as of education, psychology and pedagogy which predominantly fall within the remit of the ESRC. Research proposals in broad fields such as educational research will be expected to demonstrate how they will engage with research and expertise (as well as, where appropriate, practice) in relevant arts and humanities research areas (e.g. languages, faith, law, creative arts, performance, history, literature, architecture, design, museums and heritage) which fall within the remit of the AHRC and to consider how the network will proactively create opportunities for interdisciplinary research with wider arts and humanities subject areas

Eligible Country: No country bar found (Open to all regions)

Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:
● Apply: http://jes.rcuk.ac.uk/
● Guideline:
 Education in Conflict call guidance: https://ahrc.ukri.org/documents/guides/gcrf-education-in-conflict-guidance/
 Education in Conflict JeS Guidance: https://ahrc.ukri.org/documents/calls/education-in-conflict-jes-guidance/

How to apply: Applications should be submitted using the Research Councils’ Joint electronic Submission (Je-S) System (http://jes.rcuk.ac.uk/).


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