UKH, Oxford, and UCL Offer Research Grants on Culture, Humanities

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The School of Social Sciences’ Centre on Culture, History and Humanities for Sustainable Development (CCHH) in collaboration with University College London, University of Oxford, and a number international institutions (collectively known as the Nahrein Network) is now offering grant awards for research projects aiming to foster sustainable development of antiquity, cultural heritage and humanities in Iraq and Kurdistan Region.


Two types of grants are awarded:

Large grants: up to £100,000 for collaborations between Iraqi and UK researchers.

Small grants: up to £30,000 for projects led by Iraqi researchers, or collaborations between Iraqi and UK researchers.


Who can apply?

We invite applications from postdoctoral researchers (or equivalent) who are employed by, or have an official connection with:

EITHER a UK or Iraqi Higher Education Institution (i.e., a university or similar organisation)

OR a non-academic organisation (e.g. cultural heritage organisation, NGO, community group) in the UK or Iraq, with a demonstrated capacity to conduct research.


Applications for small grants must be led by an Iraqi researcher and do not need UK collaborators.

Applications for large grants must be made jointly by researchers in the UK and Iraq who each fulfil these eligibility criteria. Large grants may also involve researchers from other countries.


Research projects should be designed to fulfil at least one of the Network’s below aims:

1. To better understand the current situation;

2. To raise the profile of local expertise;

3. To improve the job prospects of the region's youth;

4. To help heritage organizations better serve local needs;

5. To help post-conflict healing and reconciliation.


The deadline for applications is 15 November 2018


For more information and application instructions please click here.

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