Arts and Humanities Funding: Research Workshops

Funding area: Arts & Humanities

Research Workshops are intended to facilitate intellectual and creative interaction between researchers from different disciplines and from a range of institutions, within the academic community, the public and the private sectors, the Scottish Government and the third sector as appropriate (e.g. Creative Scotland, Historic Scotland, NHS Scotland and the creative industries). They will create a climate in which established researchers or practitioners can support colleagues at an early stage in their career and research students by providing access to the high-level discussion and development of ideas. It is envisaged that the Workshops will lead to long-term research projects in the area explored in order to provide tangible results that will be of value to the academic community and the wider public.

Under this scheme, adherence to the key principles of the RSE’s Arts & Humanities Awards programme i.e. collaborative research, relevance in the Scottish context, and knowledge exchange, is essential.

Please note that we have changed our payment process for this round. See the Terms and Conditions for more information.

Fund deadline passed

This fund is currently closed for applications.

Fund value

Funding of up to £10,000 is available.

Fund duration

Awards should be carried out over a twelve month period commencing between 1st of December and 31st of March of the academic year.

Additional Information


The RSE Arts and Humanities awards scheme funds research within the remit provided by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Please visit their website for further details of the eligible disciplines.

RSE Arts and Humanities awards are open to applications from Principal Investigators who are one of the following: a full or part-time academic in the arts and humanities employed by a Higher Education Institution in Scotland; a full or part-time practitioner or research-active member of staff in the creative, visual or performing arts employed by a Scottish Cultural Institution with a demonstrable commitment to teaching and research within said institution; or a retired academic in the arts and humanities who retains demonstrable links with a Scottish Higher Education or Cultural Institution.

Please see our Terms & Conditions for further eligibility criteria.


To apply, create a personal profile on the RSE website, or log in using your existing details: www.rse.org.uk/my-account

Once in your personal profile, register to apply under “apply for funding” in the menu on the left hand side of the screen. You will then be able to access the application form, guidelines and referee form for the relevant award. Please ensure you read the Terms and Conditions carefully before applying. Once completed, send your application to us by email.

In the meantime, if you have any questions about the award, please contact us.