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My winning proposal: Humanities tackle the Covid crisis

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A look at a modern languages project tracking the coronavirus pandemic

Top tips for short-deadline coronavirus funding schemes:

  • Arts and humanities have much to offer in terms of understanding the current crisis and reviewers will often welcome the fresh perspective they provide
  • Keep your proposal as simple as possible: think about the story you want to tell and two or three core ideas you want to get across
  • Use your previous research or ongoing projects as a base and build from there—you will not have time to go back to basics for these bids

Catherine Boyle, professor of Latin American cultural studies and director of the Centre for Language Acts and Worldmaking at King’s College London became one of the first arts and humanities scholars to win funding to investigate the coronavirus pandemic when she won a £20,000 grant earlier this month.

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