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Funding and Financial Support

We can assist in identifying suitable funding sources and can advise on funding applications and technical plans for digital and data-led projects. We are also happy to be associated with funding bids related to data-led and applied computational research.  Please get in touch to discuss how we can support your bid.

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PhD Funding Call Now Open

We are delighted to announce a funding call for the PHD students within CAHSS, launched with the aim of supporting postgraduate and postdoctoral research that aligns with our mission.   

This is a flexible fund, which could be used for a variety of activities such as, but not restricted to paying for data access, hardware or equipment, travel costs, software licences or technical support costs. We will consider all applications on their merits and fit to our mission.   

The deadline for applications to this call is: 17:00 on April 30th 

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CDCS Funding

The Centre for Data, Culture & Society channels small amounts of funding to research projects through periodic calls for proposals.  These can range from Small Development Project funding, to calls for equipment requests.  When open, these calls can be found at the top of this page.

Depending on the resources we have available, we also sometimes call for expressions of interest for our Text Mining Lab. During Lab phases, we offer support to researchers interested in computationally exploring the collections we have access to.

We also offer training bursaries which can be used for attending workshops and summer schools run by other institutions and organisations.

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External Funding

The University offers several general and subject-specific funding schemes. The Edinburgh Research Office maintains an overview of the national and international funding landscape and provides guidance on research funders, as well as advice on targeting opportunities and identifying pathways to impact.

The Scholarships and Student Funding Services provide a single point of contact for information about funding opportunities for postgraduate students, such as scholarships, bursaries and other awards.  

We are happy to provide feedback on draft funding applications for external bids. 

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CDCS funding has enabled us to share these stories widely, not just with scholars but with everyone curious about women’s literature and history (or, indeed, the legacy of the Stevenson family). Data and encoding allow us to expand the reach of, and engagement with, our research so that these kinds of discoveries belong to a community instead of an individual. Now they can be easily accessed by students and researchers working on nineteenth-century literature, the short story, women's writing and the Gothic. 

 Dr Robyn Pritzker, English Literature