Highlight Notice Plans Announced for AHRC's 'Follow-on Funding for Impact and Engagement' Scheme

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Funding details will be announced on 12-13 December 2016 at the Royal Society, London, during the ‘Past Matters, Research Futures’ conference for early career researchers as part of the AHRC’s Care for the Future theme.

Professor Andrew Prescott, Theme Leader Fellow for Digital Transformations, said:

“This highlight notice will stimulate creative thinking about how to develop new pathways to impact, which will enhance the legacy from the AHRC’s four strategic themes.”

The Highlight Notice aims to strengthen the impact and legacy of the themes, and is open to any researchers currently funded through them. Additionally, it is hoped that the funding will provide opportunities for early career researchers to develop their experience of leading projects, collaborative work beyond academia, and expand knowledge exchange to enhance research impact.

Professor Prescott added:

“I particularly welcome the encouragement that the highlight notice gives to early career researchers who have driven forward much of the most exciting and innovative work under the themes. The new highlight notice offers a wonderful opportunity for them to build on this pioneering work by creating links with other Themes and enhancing the public impact of their work”.

This highlight notice for AHRC’s four themes follows a number of other recent highlight notices under the Follow-on Fund scheme, which have also provided opportunities for researchers supported by other AHRC strategic initiatives, including Connected Communities, Creative Economy, and Cultural Value.

Further details of the pre-call announcement can be found here.

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