‘Collaborations between arts and humanities researchers and scientists can sometimes have an air of tokenism – with science projects simply bringing in artists to “make it look pretty”. We want projects that really do something difficult and meaningful.’

Christie Walker, Strategy and Development Manager at the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), who is helping to oversee the new Science in Culture Theme Innovation Awards discusses ‘truly meaningful’ research collaborations in an interview with Media FHE: http://www.mediafhe.com/ahrc-seeks-truly-meaningful-research-collaboration-between-science-and-the-arts/

The AHRC is currently advertising a call for Innovation Awards under the Science in Culture Theme. Successful proposals are expected to expand and explore the Science in Culture theme in new and innovative ways. Funding of up to £80,000 (fEC) over a period of 12 months will be awarded to successful grants.  Up to 10 Innovation Awards are expected to be funded.

The closing date for applications is 4pm on 27th February 2014. More information about this opportunity is available here.