The Arts and Humanities Research Council, in partnership with the Institute for Government, invites applications for its engaging with the government programme. This enables early-career researchers to attend a three-day course, to be held from 6 to 8 March 2018 in London. The course is designed to provide insight into the policy-making process and to enable academics to apply this to their own research. The aim is to build links between policy makers and the new research in the arts and humanities. The programme will:

  • encourage participants to think about the ways in which their own research could make a valuable contribution to public policy;
  • challenge participants to think in more depth about the policy process, and the role of research within it;
  • increase the influencing and communication skills that participants need to achieve this.

Early-career researchers working in any area of arts and humanities, including social sciences, may apply. Applicants must be either within eight years of the award of their PhD or equivalent professional training, or within six years of their first academic appointment. They must be employed in a full- or part-time postdoctoral or equivalent position at a UK HEI, independent research organisation or research council institute.

Funding covers course, accommodation, travel and subsistence costs for up to 20 attendees.

Application form is here.

The closing date is 25 Sep 17 and if you have further questions, please email the AHRC here.