British Council Scotland SGSAH EARTH Scholarships 2023
**SGSAH is now inviting PhD researchers from SGSAH member HEIs in arts & humanities to apply for a place on the April 2023 2-week, in-person cohort-building programme. Scroll down, or click here to find out more.**
The British Council Scotland SGSAH EARTH Scholarships is a programme run by SGSAH with funding from the British Council to enable international research collaborations between PhD and Early Career Researchers and Scottish HEIs and Scotland-based academic mentors, and external organisations, thematically focused on environmental arts and humanities and their interdisciplinary connections. The overall aim of the programme is to promote the role and interventions of the environmental arts and humanities, and the arts and cultural sector, in addressing the climate emergency, and their capacity for interdisciplinary research within STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics) contexts. The programme will create research opportunities and international mobility which will develop and support new approaches to address the global challenge of climate crisis, and support sustainable research and cultural interchanges within and beyond the arts and, humanities and cultural sectors.
The principles of this programme build on SGSAH’s Internationalisation ambitions and actions, align with SGSAH’s GREEN/GRADUATE Strategy and Operational Plan, and with the British Council’s Climate Connections legacy programme. The programme will be structured around two of SGSAH’s strategic themes and priority areas; the Environmental Humanities and Creative Industries/Economies, with a focus on climate emergency themes, the interventions of the arts and cultural sector, and the legacy of COP26, held in Glasgow in 2021. The programme will enrich collaborations between Scottish and international HEIs, building on SGSAH’s Global Connects programmes, and the SFC Saltire Emerging Researcher scheme.
The programme will provide scholarships for PhD and Early Career Researchers based outside the UK to come to Scotland to undertake in-person and hybrid exchanges for up to 3 months in 2023, in the area of environmental arts and humanities. The research placements will include an in-person 2-week cohort-building core leadership programme where all recipients will come together alongside Scotland-based scholars to network and collaborate in April 2023, supported by a set of thematically and geographically oriented Clusters.
Download the Guidelines:
British Council Scotland SGSAH EARTH Scholarships 2023 Guidelines (Version 2 | PDF document – 488 KB)
Find directly below a recording of a short information session which took place during the SGSAH International Summer School. Further below is a recording of the EARTH Scholarships launch event which took place in a hybrid format on 23 August 2022.
The Programme is for PhD and early career researchers (ECRs) registered at or graduated from any non-UK university who are working within the environmental arts and humanities to come to Scotland to work with an academic mentor and access networks and resources of a host HEI (Higher Education Institute) in 2023.
All applicants must be currently registered for a PhD, or graduated with a PhD, which broadly falls under Arts & Humanities subject areas. These subject areas are detailed by the AHRC. Research proposals must also fall into Arts & Humanities subject areas. For any interdisciplinary PhDs, at least 50% of the project must fall within Arts & Humanities disciplines. The programme strongly encourages research project proposals that have interdisciplinarity approaches beyond the Arts & Humanities.
For the purposes of the Programme, ECRs must be within 1 year of notification of award of their PhD (under exceptional circumstances this can be extended to 2 years – see the scheme Guidelines for full detail).
The SGSAH HEIs are:
Edinburgh Napier University
The Glasgow School of Art
Glasgow Caledonian University
Queen Margaret University
Robert Gordon University
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
University of Aberdeen
University of Dundee
University of Edinburgh
University of Glasgow
University of St Andrews
University of Stirling
University of Strathclyde
University of the Highlands & Islands
University of the West of Scotland
Read the Guidelines for the scheme (available to download above) thoroughly before applying. You should then contact your chosen institution as soon as possible to discuss their process for supporting your application.
The application is made through SGSAH’s online system. The Guidelines include details of the information you will be required to complete online, as well as the assessment criteria for the scheme.
The deadline for the full application is 12pm GMT on Monday 7 November 2022.
For this deadline, you must submit:
- A full research proposal; and details of how you will benefit from Cluster membership, cohort-building, training and development activities
- A budget and justification of resources
- A CV (up to 4pp)
- A letter of support from your PhD supervisor (up to 2pp)
- A letter of support from the proposed Host Institution (Head of Department or equivalent) (up to 2pp)
Late applications will only be considered where there is evidenced breakdown in SGSAH’s operational systems and where such system failures have made submission by the deadline impossible. Please note that SGSAH will not accept late applications where there has been a systems failure at the applicant’s end (e.g failure of internet connection). For this reason, we strongly advise applicants to complete the application process at least 48 hours in advance of the deadline.
Applicants will be informed of the outcome by Monday 12 December 2022.
Visit Link: https://www.sgsah.ac.uk/prospective/earth-scholarships-2023/#/eligibility,applicationprocess/