Afterlife of Heritage Research – Expressions of Interest

*Deadline for Expression of Interest: Friday 30th November 2012 (download the EoI below)*

The ‘Afterlife of Heritage Research’ Sklls Training Project is funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and will be providing a number of training and development workshops and opportunities which will enable postgraduate research students and early career researchers from across the Humanities to identify, understand and ‘translate’ the benefits of their research into ‘real-life’ contexts within the heritage and cultural sectors. Those participating in the project will work closely with cultural partners.

There are three strands within the programme: Research to PublicResearch to Profession and Research to Business. The project is designed to span various disciplines within the arts, social sciences and humanities and is led by the Institute for Cultural Practices at The University of Manchester and the School of Art & Design at The University of Salford, in collaboration with artsmethods@manchester.

We are looking for expressions of interest from PGRs and Early-Career Researchers (ECRs) from UK Universities to take part in one or more skills training strands of the project. This is an ideal opportunity to:

  • understand the public impact of your research and how to turn your research into a public output;
  • gain professional experience in the arts, cultural and heritage sector by participating in a placement scheme; and
  • explore how to turn your research into a business or social enterprise and to be mentored and guided by experts in that area.

All training workshops and training will take place between December 2012 and July 2013. Workshops and events will take place in Manchester and Salford. Some meetings with industrial mentors (Research to Business strand) may take place outside the North West. Travel (and where necessary accommodation) expenses will be reimbursed.

Download the Expression of Interest
Deadline for Expression of Interest: Friday 30th November 2012

If you have any questions about the Training Programme and/or the Expression of Interest, please contact Emily McIntosh, Project Coordinator,