The ‘Afterlife of Heritage Research’ 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: (1) Research to Public, (2) Research to Profession and (3) 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.

Download  the Expression of Interest form.

Deadline for Expression of Interest: Friday 30th November 2012

Schedule:

Research to Public

Workshop One: ‘Understanding the public impact of your research’: end January 2013

Workshop Two: ‘Turning your research into a public output’: end February 2013

Development of a public engagement activity/event/performance/digital application: February 2013 – July 2013 (exact timeline to be agreed by the training participant and cultural institution)

Final Event for all Research Strands Participants: July 2013

Research to Profession

Work Placement Introduction Meeting: February 2013

Work Placement activity: 20 days in a block or over time: January-July 2013 (time and frequency of placement activity to be agreed by the training participant and the placement host institution)

Final Event for all Research Strands Participants: July 2013

Research to Business Strand

Workshop: ‘Turning your research into a business or social enterprise’ (March 2013)

Meetings with Industrial Mentors: March-July 2013 (dates and times of meetings to be agreed by the training participant and their mentor)

Final Event for all Research Strands Participants: July 2013

Workshops and events will take place in Manchester. Some meetings with industrial mentors may take place outside the North West.

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If you have any questions, please contact:

Emily Mcintosh (Project Coordinator) emily.mcintosh@manchester.ac.uk

Web: http://heritageafterlife.wordpress.com

Twitter: @heritageafter

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