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The John Rylands Research Institute

Research funding

Collaboration Grants

Deadline for submissions: 5pm, Friday 14 September 2018

Collaboration grants are available to academic and Library staff at the University of Manchester who wish to gain insights from other researchers, specialists, disciplines, institutions or sectors to directly benefit academic research linked to the Special Collections at the University of Manchester. 

Grants will support creative and innovative activities with individuals and organisations from outside the University of Manchester that will lead to new collaborations or the sharing of expertise, as a step towards a larger, externally funded grant bid. Applications for Collaboration grants can be made by individuals or groups.

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Pilot Grants

Deadline for submissions: 5pm, Friday 14 September 2018

The John Rylands Research Institute is pleased to offer Pilot Grants of up to £5,000 to support academic and Library staff at the University of Manchester who wish to conduct initial and exploratory research into the Special Collections at The University of Manchester Library in preparation for a larger, externally funded grant bid that would be held at the University of Manchester. 

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Digital Humanities Project Start-up Grant

Deadline for applications: 5pm, Friday 14 September 2018

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support Digital Humanities start-up projects that make use of the Special Collections of the University of Manchester Library. Applications may be made by individuals or groups wishing to undertake research during the 2018-19 academic year. The scheme is aimed both at those already working in this field as well as those new to Digital Humanities. Help in developing projects is available from the JRRI Digital Humanities Research Fellow, alongside a programme of workshops and training events.

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Support for research events related to the Special Collections of The University of Manchester Library

Deadline for applications: 5pm, Friday 14 September 2018

Grants are available to support events held at The University of Manchester and linked to the rich holdings of the Special Collections of The University of Manchester Library or to allied academic fields. Grants can be used to support individual events or a series of linked events held during the 2018-19 academic year, including workshops, seminars, conferences, and public lectures.

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