[Humanist] 27.208 funding for big data projects

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 208.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 10:01:39 +0000
        From: "Prescott, Andrew" <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: AHRC Funding Opportunities in Big Data

> From: "Heather Williams (AHRC)" <H.Williams at ahrc.ac.uk<mailto:H.Williams at ahrc.ac.uk>>
> Subject: AHRC Funding Opportunities in Big Data
> Date: 12 July 2013 09:42:47 BST

Dear Colleagues,

The AHRC is pleased to announce two new funding opportunities in Big Data. Please feel free to forward to anyone you think may be interested.

Digital Transformations Big Data Projects call

The AHRC is pleased to invite proposals for projects to explore Big Data from an Arts and Humanities perspective. The AHRC has a total of £4m capital funding available under this call.  This forms part of the Digital Transformations in the Arts and Humanities theme, and proposals must both compliment and add value to the core aims of the theme, and previous research funded through the theme.  The call aims to address some of the challenges that arise from working with big data, as well as asking interesting questions of data, and producing innovative and creative assets for future Arts and Humanities research. As a main output, these research projects should produce a tangible asset that sustains beyond the life of the project.

Funding for either smaller projects of up to £100k, or larger projects of up to £600k is available on a fEC basis, with the AHRC meeting around 80% of the fEC. Awards should last for a maximum of 15 months and will be expected to start on 1 January 2014 and finish by 31 March 2015.

Further details and call Guidance document can be found on the AHRC website<http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/Funding-Opportunities/Pages/Big-Data-Projects-Call.aspx>.

If you have queries regarding this funding call please contact:
Wendy Matcham, Portfolio Manager, wendy.matcham at ahrc.ac.uk<mailto:wendy.matcham at ahrc.ac.uk>
Claire Spooner, Programme Co-ordinator, c.spooner at ahrc.ac.uk<mailto:c.spooner at ahrc.ac.uk>

Digital R&D Fund for the Arts
The Digital Research & Development Fund for the Arts is a partnership between, Arts Council England, the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts (NESTA). The £7 million fund supports collaboration between organisations with arts projects, technology providers, and researchers that use digital technology to enhance audience reach and/or develop new business models for the arts sector.

We have recognised that there are some important and emerging areas of interest in Big Data and data sharing for arts organisations. To address this we are issuing a separate Call within the R&D Fund for consortium projects, in the area of data sharing and Big Data specifically in the context of business model innovation. We are looking for applications from a partnership that involves a consortium of arts organisations, a technology partner and a research partner.

Full details on the Digital R&D Fund and the new Big Data call can be found on the Fund’s website http://www.artsdigitalrnd.org.uk/ .

If you have queries regarding this funding call please contact:
Heather Williams, Knowledge Exchange Relationship Manager, h.williams at ahrc.ac.uk<mailto:h.williams at ahrc.ac.uk>.


Heather Williams
Knowledge Exchange Relationship Manager
Tel: 01793 41 6041
Email: h.williams at ahrc.ac.uk<mailto:h.williams at ahrc.ac.uk>
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