Conflict Theme Town Meeting and Networking Event

Conflict Theme Town Meeting and Networking Event

10.45 – 15.45 Thursday 16, July 2015

As part of the Partnership’s new Conflict Theme, the AHRC and ESRC will hold a Town Meeting to outline details of two forthcoming funding calls

At the meeting participants will have the opportunity to hear from Conflict Theme Leadership Fellow, Professor David Galbreath, and discuss possible applications with staff at both AHRC and ESRC. It will also provide participants with an opportunity for networking to explore possible research partnerships and collaborations in advance of the application deadline in October 2015. 

Funding Calls

The funding calls are intended to support interdisciplinary and innovative research which crosses the remits of the AHRC and ESRC. There is a common allocation of £4 million for the two calls and, in addition, the EPSRC has indicated that it would be willing to consider co-funding projects on a case by case which cross into its remit, particularly in relation to the connections between conflict and digital technologies and/or cybersecurity.

1.   Interdisciplinary Innovation Awards

Proposals up to £100,000 supporting the development of innovative, higher risk, interdisciplinary research, exploratory or pilot studies and/or support the development of new partnerships and collaborations.  (8-12 awards)

2.   Interdisciplinary Research Grants

Proposals between £400,000 and £800,000 to support highly collaborative, interdisciplinary projects which are at a more advanced stage of development than innovation award projects, but which still involve a high degree interdisciplinary innovation.

Proposals need to address one or more of the sub-themes:

  • New Perspectives on the Changing Character and Mosaic of Conflict and Transitions to and from Conflict through Time 
  • Community Experiences of and Responses to Conflict
  • Conflict in the Information Age

The funding calls will be through a two-stage process with a first stage of outline proposals due in October 2015 (five to seven awards). 

Who should attend

The Town Meeting is open to academic researchers interested in applying to the funding calls, and to potential partners from outside academia interested in the opportunity to initiate collaborations that might lead to research bids.

How to register 

To register to attend the Town Hall meeting please email using the subject ‘Conflict’ and detailing your name, organisation and subject interest. 

As only 90 spaces are available, places will be allocated to those who register first. An email confirmation will be sent if you have a place at the meeting.


To registration your attendance at this event please complete the online registration form below.

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