The AHRC is currently seeking applications for five short-term fellowships in India, linked with the February 2013 Unbox Festival in New Delhi, in areas including some that are of direct relevance to Connected Communities. It’s a tight and quick turnaround: deadline 26 November, announcements mid-December, fellowships take place in January-February. Wonderful opportunities–we hope you are planning your application already! The areas for the fellowships can include:
- Film and digital media and open governance. The opportunity would particularly suit researchers with an interest in using practise based research (particularly visual and digital arts) to engage with the public.
- Augmenting agriculture with new technologies. A research placement with Digital Green would appeal to arts and humanities researchers with experience of working with social media or film in relation to community issues; with experience of reaching out to new and hard to reach audiences through digital media and/ or with working across urban/ rural settings.
- Culture and heritage preservation. [This] would appeal to a wide range of researchers, perhaps particularly those with experience of using historical and cultural information about heritage sites to bring them alive for communities. It would also suit those able to work with local communities through use of narrative and creative and performing arts in relation to these issues.
- Sustainable lifestyles. This might particularly appeal to arts and humanities researchers with an interest in sustainable design, especially those who draw on traditional techniques and practise. It might also interest those with experience of working on community based heritage projects, particularly those that relate to food, ecological practises, craft or design.
Here is the link for further information and application detail. Closing date 26 November.