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Bids to a joint UK-German humanities scheme must not get lost in translation

Top tips

  • Projects and collaborations should arise organically from your research.
  • The German and UK funders have slightly different methodologies and requirements.
  • Do not be afraid to contact the funders directly for clarification on eligibility and other issues.
  • Projects can also involve research relevant to other territories.
  • Partnerships should be equal: be prepared to learn from your collaborator.

A scheme for bilateral research projects in the humanities was launched by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the German Research Foundation (DFG) in 2018 (when it was profiled by Funding Insight). After three annual funding rounds, the partnership was renewed for five more years in June.

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