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Applications for Being Human 2016

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This year, the festival will return between 17-25 November with a programme of activities themed around ‘Hope & Fear’. The theme has been selected both for its capacity to speak to fundamental human traits and for its applicability across disciplinary boundaries in the humanities. Applicants are invited to respond creatively and in ways that probe the rich intellectual possibilities of the theme.


Events and activities should:

Reflect the key aims and objectives of the festival
Be led by a UK HEI or an AHRC recognised Independent Research Organisation
Provide a clear link to research in the humanities
Have at least one humanities researcher directly involved in the planning and delivery of the event
Be held during the Festival period
Be free to attend
Be targeted at a clearly defined non-academic audience

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Applications for funded activities have now closed. However, until 30 June, we will continue to welcome proposals for unfunded activities. Got an idea? We’d love to hear from you!

Click to download our Being Human Call for Unfunded Applications
Click to download our Terms and Conditions 2016
Click here for Further Guidance
Click here for an Being Human Unfunded Application Form

Please ensure that you read all of these documents carefully to maximise your chances of success.

Contact with any questions about the application process.

The deadline for applications is 5pm Thursday 30 June

A taste of last year’s festival: