The AHRC announces funding for three flagship projects under the Science in Culture Theme. The Large Grants, of up to £2 million have been awarded to interdisciplinary teams led by Professor Colin Blakemore, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Dr Mark Maltby, University of Bournemouth and Professor Sally Shuttleworth, University of Oxford.

The successful projects are examples of innovative and ambitious collaboration across the Humanities and Sciences. Applicants had to demonstrate how their project could be trans-formative and establish reciprocal working between researchers in the Humanities and in the Sciences.

Theme Leadership Fellow for Science in Culture Professor Barry C Smith said: “The large grants in the Science in Culture Theme clearly demonstrate just how much scope exists for significant, and reciprocal, interaction between research in the humanities and in the sciences. The wide range of disciplines and techniques on show in these projects give a clear indication of just how much interdisciplinary collaboration is already taking place.”

The AHRC Science in Culture Theme Large Grants awards are:

Rethinking the Senses: Uniting the Philosophy and Neuroscience of Perception lead by Professor Colin Blakemore at the Institute of Philosophy, University of London awarded £1,950,000

Cultural and Scientific Perceptions of Human-Chicken Interactions lead by Dr Mark Maltby at Bournemouth University awarded £1,940,000

Constructing Scientific Communities: Citizen Science in the 19th and 21st Centuries lead by Professor Sally Shuttleworth at University of Oxford awarded £1,950,000

The AHRC has also announced six other Large Grant awards across two of their other themes Digital Transformations and Translating Cultures.

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