Deadline for Sadler Seminars 2018/19 proposals 1 May 2018

The LHRI is inviting proposals from colleagues in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures to the Sadler Seminars programme, in support of innovative interdisciplinary research.


Sir Michael Sadler (1861-1943) was a Leeds Vice Chancellor famed for his open mind, adventuresome tastes and commitment to research, to the lasting benefit of the University’s art collection and much else. This scheme aims to support colleagues who wish to pursue innovative interdisciplinary research. Sadler Seminars will run for a year, based at the LHRI; they will feature ca. 2-5 seminar meetings per semester; and they will be linked with funding for workshops, project assistants/postdocs (where appropriate), outreach/impact activities and grant-writing support. View more information about the 2017/18 Sadler Seminars for an indication of the breadth of research supported by this funding scheme.

For the 2018/19 round, we especially encourage applications involving any of the following:

(a) collaborations beyond the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures;

(b) a significant international dimension;

(c) Brotherton Special Collections and/or any on-campus museums and galleries;

(d) External partners whom the applicants have not worked with previously.

Anyone interested in putting in a proposal should contact the LHRI Director, Alison Fell (, at the earliest opportunity to set up an initial discussion. Thereafter, proposals of no more than 1,000 words should be submitted by Tuesday, 01 May 2018 at 5pm.
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