Punjab Research Group

Travel grants for research in India – deadline 31 March 2013

Posted in Funding opportunities by gsjandu on February 21, 2013

The Indian National Trust for Arts and Cultural Heritage (INTACH UK Trust) offers financial support for students who as part of their study need to travel to India to undertake research. Awards are made twice yearly and the next application deadline is 31 March 2013. We support research in all areas of cultural heritage, archaeology, architecture, dance, music, literature and much more. We particularly welcome scholarship applications which focus on skills development and capacity building.

Applications for travel grants, or for grants to support conservation or research work, are invited twice a year on 31st March and 30th September. In some circumstances applications received between these dates will be considered. Only applicants who are UK citizens are eligible for INTACH UK Trust grants.

 Scholarships may cover air passage to India and in some cases subsistence allowance, internal travel, and payment of fees to approved institutions. 

All applications for scholarships will need to be endorsed by two appropriate, suitably qualified or experienced people who can act as referees for the applicants. Grants for conservation work will not normally cover the entire cost of projects and grants will therefore need to be supported by funds from other sources. As applications for support normally greatly exceed available funds, INTACH UK Trust supports those projects or proposals which it considers best fit its remit, demonstrate good practice and offer the prospect of delivering significant conservation benefits. 

For more information on these grants and for an application form please see INTACH UK Trust Travel Grants

Thank you, and kind regards

 Sheila Christie

Office Manager


70 Cowcross Street

London EC1M 6EJ

Monday to Thursday 9.30am to 1pm

020 7566 0031


Newton International Fellowships

Posted in Funding opportunities, Research Fellowships by Pippa on February 12, 2013

Deadline: 10th April 2013

A new round of Newton International Fellowships – an initiative to fund research collaborations and improve links between UK and overseas researchers – has now opened. The Newton International Fellowships are funded by the British Academy and the Royal Society and aim to attract the most promising early-career post-doctoral researchers from overseas in the fields of the humanities, the natural, physical and social sciences.

The Fellowships enable researchers to work for two years at a UK research institution with the aim of fostering long-term international collaborations. Newton Fellows will receive an allowance of £24,000 to cover subsistence and up to £8,000 to cover research expenses in each year of the Fellowship. A one-off relocation allowance of up to £2,000 is also available. In addition, Newton Fellows may be eligible for follow-up funding of up to £6,000 per annum for up to 10 years following completion of the Fellowship to support activities which will help build long-term links with the UK. The scheme is open to post-doctoral (and equivalent) early-career researchers working outside the UK who do not hold UK citizenship.

Applications are to be made via the Royal Society’s online application system which is available at https://e-gap.royalsociety.org/

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 10 April 2013. Further details are available from the Newton International Fellowships website: http://www.newtonfellowships.org

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Call for Proposals: M4HUMAN Programme. Gerda Henkel Foundation

Posted in Funding opportunities by Pippa on March 1, 2012

In cooperation with the European Commission the Gerda Henkel Foundation launches the second round of its M4HUMAN (Mobility for experienced researchers in historical humanities and Islamic studies) programme. The funding initiative gives outstanding researchers the opportunity to spend a longer period of time at a foreign research institution of their choice.

The call for proposals is open to researchers from all over the world. Main areas of research are the disciplines promoted by the Gerda Henkel Foundation – History, Prehistory and Early History, Archaeology, Art History, Historic Islamic Studies, Legal History, History of Science as well as the special programme “Islam, the Modern Nation State and Transnational Movements”.

The deadline for applications is June 15, 2012.

Further information on the nature and scope of support as well as the application procedure is available online at:



AHRC-funded studentships at Royal Holloway: History and Historical Geography of British imperialism

Posted in Funding opportunities by harjant on February 10, 2010
Royal Holloway has an AHRC Block Grant award of 4 studentships in the areas of History and Historical/Cultural Geography.  These pay full fees and maintenance for three years leading to a PhD.  The Departments of Geography and History are world renowned centres of research, with large and lively communities of postgraduates.  Students have access to some of the richest facilities for historical research anywhere in the world: in addition to the College’s substantial library collections, there are the National Archives, British Library, libraries of the University of London and the Institute of Historical Research.  Royal Holloway also has an active interdisciplinary Postcolonial Research Group, which hosts researchers from across the world.

The AHRC research council studentships have the standard UK/EU qualification criteria.  Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and College studentships, as well as only fees only awards, for PhD research are also available.

Details of the awards are available from: http://www.rhul.ac.uk/graduate-school/AHRC_BGP/AHRC_index.html

The closing date for applications for funding is 8th March 2010 – but interested candidates should get in touch well before that date with Dr Zoë Laidlaw (zoe.laidlaw@rhul.ac.uk) and Dr David Lambert (d.lambert@rhul.ac.uk) to discuss potential projects and maximize their chances.

“Settling Into Motion“ – The Bucerius Ph.D. Scholarships in Migration Studies

Posted in Funding opportunities by harjant on February 10, 2010

“Settling Into Motion“ – The Bucerius Ph.D. Scholarships in Migration Studies- Call for applications

The ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius requests applications for 6-8 Ph.D. Scholarships in migration studies.

The Bucerius Ph.D. scholarship program in migration studies “Settling Into Motion” offers up to eight scholarships for Ph.D. theses addressing migration in changing societies. For 2010, research applications on “Migration, Diversity and the Future of Modern Societies” are especially welcome. Qualified Ph.D. students of – in a broad sense – social sciences can apply until 25 February 2010.

Please find further information as well as the online application on the program’s website: www.settling-into-motion.de

Celebrating Social Commitment: Meeto Memorial Award for Young South Asians

Posted in Funding opportunities, News/Information by Pippa on October 18, 2009

Irmgard Coninx Research Grant

Posted in Funding opportunities by Pippa on September 5, 2009

Berlin April 2010
Cultural Pluralism Revised: Religious and Linguistic Freedoms Essay Competition – Conference – Workshops – Research Grant

Workshop participation in Berlin
Up to 40 successful applicants to the essay competition will be invited to discuss their research with prominent scholars at two of Europe’s leading research institutions. The workshops will take place at the Social Science Research Center Berlin, 7 – 11 April 2010. Workshops will be chaired by José Casanova (Georgetown University) and Fernand de Varennes (Murdoch University).

Deadline for essay submission: January 15th, 2010

Full details: http://www.irmgard-coninx-stiftung.de/

116 Arts and Humanities Research Council Postgraduate Awards across 16 Disciplines

Posted in Funding opportunities, PhD Studentship by Pippa on March 24, 2009

The University of Birmingham is pleased to announce its success in the Arts and Humanities Research Council  Block Grant Partnership Bid, and has been awarded 116 doctoral and masters awards over five years in the following discipline areas;

Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History, Cultural Studies, Dance Drama and Performing Arts, English Language and Literature, European Language and Culture, Film Digital Media and Production, French Language and Culture, German Language and Culture, History, History of Art Architecture and Design, Iberian and Latin American Language and Culture, Italian Language and Culture, Music, Philosophy, and Religious Studies.


For the 2009-2010 Academic year, 23 AHRC awards are available in 11 discipline areas. For details: http://www.as.bham.ac.uk/study/support/admin/pgr/PGScholarships-CAL.shtml


The closing date for receipt of applications is 27th March 2009

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Nordic Migration Research invites applications for grants

Posted in Conferences, Funding opportunities, Migration by Pippa on March 13, 2009

NMR invites applications for grants toward the participation of eight PhD students in the 14th International Metropolis Conference, to take place at the Copenhagen Bella Center, Denmark, September 14-18, 2009 (about the conference, see www.metropolis2009.org).


The eight grants will support the participation of two PhD students from each of the four NMR countries, Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden.


Each grant comprises a fee waiver (worth DKK 3000) and the coverage of travel expenses between the home city and Copenhagen.


The following criteria of eligibility apply:

• The PhD must be a member of NMR
• The PhD must have submitted a paper for presentation at the conference (either as an individual paper or as part of a joint workshop proposal)
• The PhD must be enrolled as a PhD student at a Nordic university at the time of the conference (but must not necessarily be a citizen of one of the four Nordic countries)

Apart from a cover letter describing the applicant’s interest in the conference, applications must comprise the following documents:

• Evidence of PhD enrolment, and when enrolment will terminate.
• A full CV and a list of publications
• Abstract of paper submitted for Metropolis presentation

The selection of the award winners will be made by the NMR Board; notification of the result will be posted on the NMR website by May 1, 2009. In addition, award winners will be personally notified.

Deadline for applications is April 15, 2009.


Applications should be sent (by post or electronically) to:

Nordic Migration Research
Attention: Jane Finnerup Johnsen (janefj@hum.ku.dk)
SAXO Institute
University of Copenhagen
Njalsgade 80
DK-2300 Copenhagen S

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European Collaborative Research Projects (ECRP) in the social sciences

Posted in Funding opportunities, Research by Pippa on January 20, 2009

The European Science Foundation has published a Call for Proposals for the European Collaborative Research Projects (ECRP) scheme in the social sciences. The ECRP scheme supports responsive-mode, investigator-driven, international collaborative research in all fields of the social sciences in the countries of 21 participating funding organisations.

The ECRP scheme is designed to advance international research collaboration in the social sciences by facilitating academic cooperation and pooling of expertise in Europe and beyond. The scheme offers the opportunity to carry out investigator-driven multilateral projects on any topic in the social sciences which demonstrates suitability for international research collaboration. ECRP applications must involve research teams in a minimum of three participating countries. Projects need not be exclusively European in their focus, and the combination of countries in any project should be scientifically motivated by the nature of the proposed research.

For further information: http://www.esf.org/research-areas/social-sciences/grants-calls-applications.html

Launch of call: 13 January 2009

Deadline for submission of proposals: 12 March 2009, 16.00 CET

For inquiries on the ECRP scheme, please contact:

Ms. Sarah Moore, email: ecrp@esf.org

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Postdoctoral Grants at the Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research

Posted in Funding opportunities, Research Fellowships by Pippa on January 15, 2009

The purpose of the postdoctoral grants is to give younger, recently graduated researchers the possibility to continue their research career after obtaining their Ph.D.s. A postdoctoral grant amounts to SEK680,000 per year, including overhead. The grant is awarded for two years and is supposed to cover a full-time salary. The receiver of a postdoctoral grant is allowed to develop his or her research freely within the area determined in the research plan. The grant should be administered by a Swedish university or equivalent.

Scholars who have obtained their Ph.D.s between 1 January and 31 December, 2008, are eligible to apply for this postdoctoral grant. The subject of the dissertation and research plan of the applicant should lie within FAS’ areas of responsibility.

For more information about FAS’ areas of responsibility, please refer to: http://www.fas.se

Submitting an application

The last day for submitting a postdoctoral grant application for 2010 and 2011 is Thursday, January 29th, 2009, 5pm CET.



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Grant for postdoctoral positions in Sweden, Humanities and Social Science – The Swedish Research Council

Posted in Funding opportunities, Research Fellowships by Pippa on January 15, 2009

The grant will enable researchers with Swedish or non-Swedish doctorates (PhDs or equivalent) to work at Swedish higher education institutions or research establishments. The application form “Grant for postdoctoral positions in Sweden” should be used.

General conditions for the application:

Applications to the Swedish Research Council must be made entirely electronically, by means of an online form on the http://www.vr.se/.
Detailed technical instructions are provided with the online form. The application may be written in Swedish or English. The project title should be written in both Swedish and English. Note that the compulsory popular science description and the applicant’s address must be written in Swedish and the abstract must be written in English.


Applications to the Swedish Research Council for postdoctoral fellowship and grant for postdoctoral positions in Sweden that is to start during the last six months of 2009 must be received by the Swedish Research Council no later than 26 February 2009.

The applicant is responsible for submitting a complete application to the council. Technical support from the Swedish Research Council is provided for until 4 pm on 26 February 2009. Please, make certain to submit your application in time before 4 pm in case that you will need technical support. Appendix S with signatures must be received by the council no later than 3 March 2009.


For more and detailed information visit the website of the Swedish Research Council: http://www.vr.se/ or


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