Apply for funding to design and pilot digital skills training programmes for the use of digital tools and methods in arts and humanities research. You must be based at a UK research organisation eligible for AHRC funding.

Successful project leads will be invited to develop a scalable pilot for a regional or national training centre for digital skills in arts and humanities.

The full economic cost of your project can be up to £480,000. AHRC will fund 80% of the full economic cost. Your project can last between six and 12 months and should start no later than 1 January 2023.

To apply for this opportunity, you must:

  • be a resident in the UK
  • be employed at, or have a formal affiliation with, a UK research organisation, independent research organisation or research institute that is eligible to receive funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
  • have an outstanding track record (appropriate to career stage) in digital scholarship in the arts and humanities
  • demonstrate experience in design and delivery of training opportunities, especially of developing, promoting and embedding the use of digital tools and techniques within the arts and humanities research community

You must address a known digital skills gap (or gaps) within the arts and humanities research community. This includes but is not restricted to:

  • data wrangling
  • software carpentry
  • text and data mining
  • data visualisation
  • managing digital and digitalised assets
  • digital data analysis

You must include participation from arts and humanities researchers at all stages of their career, from early career to established researchers.

You must include provision for a range of skills. This includes from those with little or no experience of applying digital methods to arts and humanities research, to more experienced users seeking to acquire new skills or improve their proficiency.

Feedback from these pilots will inform the design and implementation of a new national digital skills programme funded by AHRC and UKRI.

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