Funding Opportunties

In this section you can find and share links to funding sources and opportunities.

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The Harry Ransom Center invites applications for its 2018­-2019 research fellowships. Deadline: November 15, 2017

The Ransom Center will award 10 dissertation fellowships and up to 50 postdoctoral fellowships for projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections. The collections support research in all areas of the humanities, including art and art history.  

The Center’s art collection includes literary portraiture and artworks by writers and poets; notable North American, English, French, and Latin American works on paper; original book illustrations by E. H. Shepard, Arthur Rackham, Kate Greenaway, and others; and materials related to fine presses, including the Limited Editions Club and the Golden Cockerel Press. The Center houses the largest collection of Eric Gill drawings, prints, blocks, and plates in the world. Additional strengths include caricatures by Max Beerbohm and satirical prints and drawings by George Cruikshank, as well as a significant collection of artists’ books and contemporary suites of prints by James Turrell, David Hockney, Elaine de Kooning, Robert Rauschenberg, and others. For more information about the Center’s art collection click here  

The deadline for applications, which must be submitted through the Center’s website, is November 15, 2017, 5 p.m. CST. All applicants, with the exception of those applying for dissertation fellowships, must have a Ph.D. or be independent scholars with a substantial record of achievement.

The fellowships range from one to three months, with stipends of $3,500 per month (domestic) or $4,000 per month (international). Travel stipends and dissertation fellowships provide stipends of $2,000 (domestic) or $2,500 (international). Fellowship residencies may be scheduled between June 1, 2018, and August 31, 2019. During the fellowship, scholars will work on-site at the Ransom Center in Austin, Texas.

Fellows will become part of a distinguished group of alumni. Since the fellowship program's inauguration in 1990, the Ransom Center has supported the research of more than 1,000 scholars from around the world.

For details and application instructions, visit:


The AHRC offers a range of postgraduate and research funding opportunities.

Museum's Association

The next round of the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund, run by the Museums Association (MA), and worth £500,000, is now open for applications focusing on time-limited collections work outside the scope of an organisation’s core resources.

The next round of the fund will open in April and initial applications will be due by 7 September

Further information here

Interreg Atlantic Area Programme - Call for Proposals

The first call for projects under the EU’s 2014-2020 Interreg Atlantic Area Programme has been announced.

The programme is open to a wide range of organisations in the Atlantic seaboard areas of the UK, Ireland, France, Portugal and Spain.  Proposals must have at least three partners based in three different countries and fit into one of the programme’s 4 priorities:

  1. Stimulating innovation and competitiveness
  2. Fostering resource efficiency
  3. Strengthening the territory's resilience to risks of natural, climate and human origin
  4. Enhancing biodiversity and the natural and cultural assets

Indicative funding for each partner is in the region of €250,000 - €400,000

The call will be organised in two stages, and must be progressed through RIES (Research, Innovation and Enterprise Services):

First Stage: Submission and selection of Expressions of interest (EOIs).

  • 26 April: Call opening
  • 27 May: Deadline for submission of EOIs

Second Stage: Submission of full projects applications and approval.

  • September: Selection of EOIs
  • Mid-September to November: Submission of full applications

The Programme Manual and online application form will be made available in the second half of April. The full co-operation programme is available on this website 

If you are interested in developing an application, or require more information, please contact Dr Matt Briggs or Sarah Kelley in RIES as soon as possible.