Opportunities for Humanities Researchers

Experts from Rwanda, South Africa and the UK at our recent Mobilising Histories workshop.

At Changing The Story we are passionate about working with and learning from our colleagues in the Global South to help humanities research make the biggest possible impact towards sustainable development worldwide. We need their expertise and partnership to ensure humanities research remains relevant, equitable and effective in supporting long-term change.

When launching our Phase 2 grants, we struggled to find a central online space where humanities researchers based in the Global South could easily consult the range of international funding opportunities available to them. We hope to fill some of that gap here.

If you have a relevant opportunity for humanities academics based in the Global South that you would like to share, please contact us.

Note: The opportunities below are not directly connected to Changing The Story and we encourage direct consultation with the relevant funder and/or guidance notes to ensure that the fund is appropriate for your needs.

With the CCP Fellowships, the CrossCulture Programme (CCP) funds around 120 professionals and committed volunteers from 46 countries each year. During six months of online-based training with host organisations in Germany or in CCP partner countries, participants deepen their expertise and acquire intercultural skills. In turn, the host organisations benefit from the expertise, regional knowledge and networks of the CCP fellows. The participants then bring their gained experiences into their home organisation.
With the Artists' Contacts programme, the ifa supports the international cooperation of cultural actors. Artists and cultural practitioners from Germany and from transformation or developing countries receive valuable support for projects in contemporary visual arts, architecture, photography, media art and design. Applicants thereby receive the chance to network internationally and to advance the intercultural discourse between Germany and the global South.
The Foundation's 2021 grants call is now open for applications. The Foundation funds projects that lead to meaningful and constructive engagement between civil society and government around policy and decision-making. Under this call, projects must relate to one or more of our three priority themes: Health Freedom of expression Environment and climate change The closing date for preliminary applications is 1pm GMT on 30 November.
Policy Fellowships for early career researchers working with DCMS are available in the following areas: international cultural heritage protection and soft power policy digital and international audiences implementing the culture and heritage capital approach media and creative industries environmental sustainability. The closing date for applications is 4pm 6th January 2022.