NUHRI Challenge Labs 2018 Call now open

Newcastle University Humanities Research Institute (NUHRI) invites students to propose an interdisciplinary research challenge
for summer 2018.

The Challenge Labs scheme is:

  • open to all current Newcastle University students (undergraduate or postgraduate);
  • designed to support interdisciplinary approaches to humanities-related research challenges;
  • funding projects up to £3k (incl. student bursaries) over a three-week period in summer vacation 2018.

Please note that NUHRI defines the humanities very broadly as those academic disciplines that study human culture and the
human experience from any period or place, which deal with complex and generally incomplete data, and for which the
modes of enquiry are typically critical or theoretical rather than purely empirical. Successful projects in the past have
teamed humanities students with peers from the sciences, though this is not a requirement

The scheme provides an opportunity for students to:

  • develop skills and experience in interdisciplinary collaboration and challenge-based assignments;
  • produce research outputs (whether written, filmed, performed, installed or whatever you see fit);
  • work with an academic mentor who has a special interest in your area of research;
  • organise and present in our showcase event (October/November 2018);
  • enhance your employability across many fields by undertaking a unique and entrepreneurial project.

NUHRI are inviting short Expressions of Interest, due by 16 May 2018, 18:00.

For more details, including the online application form, visit the Funding & Fellowship page

If you have any submission queries get in touch with Clare Graham, Research Support Officer, NUHRI, 

Questions regarding eligibility of subjects or suitability of research questions can be addressed to Professor Matthew Grenby, Director of NUHRI

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