Nov 29 2022

The aim of the Humanities and Arts Research Institute at Royal Holloway is to foster intellectual exchange between scholars of different disciplines within and beyond RHUL.

We are pleased to announce a call for applications for grants for Start-up projects in 2022-23. We are running two separate funding streams this year:

(i)           Aimed at academic staff, for funding of up to £1,000;

(ii)          Aimed at postgraduate students, for funding of up to £500.

The change under (i) is to permit academic staff to apply for a more substantial maximum than last year and to avoid fragmentation.

The objective of (ii) is to ringfence some funds for postgraduate students and to facilitate experience in applying for and managing a budget.

There are two deadlines for submissions (i) 9 December 2022; (ii) 20 February 2023. 

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.

Applications should be submitted via the form at this link.

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

For informal enquiries and advice please contact Prof Ruth Hemus,, Director of HARI.