15 Exploratory Awards were commissioned as part of the development process of the Science in Culture theme. Proposals were sought for Exploratory Awards that would provide funding for workshops or a similar series of events, to carry out a scoping study, or a research review.
The Exploratory Award call aimed to support research development activities at an earlier stage than is usually the case under other AHRC schemes. Rather than focusing on fully formed research projects, the Exploratory Awards supported innovative and creative proposals that sought to address new areas within the Science in Culture theme.
The AHRC Science in Culture Theme Exploratory Award Call document is available here [PDF] AHRC Science in Culture Exploratory Awards Call