The Rising from the Depths network aims to identify and utilise the Marine Cultural Heritage (MCH) of Eastern Africa to create tangible benefits in Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and Madagascar. The network will fund a range of Innovation Research Projects in the region. These are network funded, co-created research projects that aim to identify new opportunities and methods for using and protecting MCH.
The network is looking to fund challenge-led, coordinated and multi-disciplinary engagement with Eastern Africa’s extraordinarily rich Marine Cultural Heritage. They envisage commissioning a diverse programme of MCH orientated research projects across Kenya, Tanzania, Madagascar and Mozambique. To this end, the network will consider any project that is relevant to, or deals with MCH in Eastern Africa, as long as they are collaborative, co-produced and challenge-led, producing a clear benefit (economic, social, environmental or cultural) for those living in coastal regions in Eastern Africa. You can read more about the research challenge here. Projects must be rooted in the Arts and Humanities and may have interactions/ramifications in other areas.
This programme is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Global Challenges Research Fund, and is being coordinated by the University of Nottingham in collaboration with the Universities of Roehampton, York, Bournemouth, Cambridge, Uppsala (Sweden), Ulster and Eduardo Mondlane (Mozambique). The programme ends in September 2021.
Deadline for the first call closes on the 15th February 2019, 5pm (UK time).
Download the application pack for innovative projects below here