The UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) launch the competitive call "UK-German Call for Proposals: Funding Initiative in the Humanities" for proposals with a view to bringing together arts and humanities researchers in the UK and humanities (including law and linguistics) researchers in Germany to conduct outstanding joint UK-German research projects.
The scheme will provide funding for integrated UK-German projects. The partner agencies will organise a coordinated peer review and a single joint selection process. Funding will be distributed among the research partners according to the researchers’ place of work and, in general, according to the funding rules of each individual agency.
The call is open to applications addressing any research topic where there is significant potential to advance knowledge through collaborative research bringing together arts and humanities researchers in the UK and humanities (including law and linguistics) researchers in Germany (see call document for further details of the remit of the call).
Awards will normally be for, and in any case will not exceed, a period of three years. On the UK side awards will be for up to a total of 350,000 GBP. Projects do not have to be symmetrical, in the sense that neither the sums requested nor the items requested have to be identical on the UK and German sides, but there should not be large discrepancies.
This first joint call is being administered by DFG and applications must be submitted via DFG’s submission system “elan”. Deadline for this call for proposals: 20 February 2019 at midnight CET.