IRC & AHRC announce opening of funded UK-Ireland collaboration in the digital humanities research grants

The AHRC/IRC funded UK-Ireland collaboration in the digital humanities research grants call is now open. This call aims to support large, collaborative UK-Ireland projects that achieve a transformational impact in the digital humanities through innovative, multidisciplinary research that engages extensively with wider partners. 

Key dates and deadline for the call are below. UCC applicants are asked to inform the OVPRI (via email to about their intention to develop an application to this call.


Call opening

8th January 2021

UCC internal review deadline

9th March 2021, 2pm GMT

Applicant deadline

18th March 2021, 4pm GMT


early July


Projects should take innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to explore the following themes:   

  • Digital Humanities, Emerging Technologies and Research Practices
  • Digital Humanities and Engagement with Societies
  • Digital Humanities and the Creative Industries
  • Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage

Applicants are required to indicate which theme they are applying under.

Key features of the call include

The maximum amount that can be applied for by UK applicants is £400,000 (fEC) paid at 80% (up to £320,000), and €270,000 for Irish applicants (paid at 100%). 

The proposal must have a duration of up to 36 months. 

There must be a Principal Investigator from each country; the inclusion of additional Co-investigators is permitted. 

It is expected that 4-6 awards will be made under this call, with the aim of achieving a balanced portfolio of awards across the four thematic areas.

The formal grant start date is 1st August 2021.

Details and documents including Eligibility rules for Irish Co-PIs, Irish Budget Forms and FAQs are available on the IRC website.

Further information is also available on the UK RI website.

IRC contacts for this call are:Dr Chiara Loda, Programme Manager & Brenda Blake, Research Support Officer. Enquiries: 


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