An exciting new opportunity has arisen for academics applying to the Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Development in Jordan call, as announced by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).

STFC, which is also part of UK Research and Innovation, are set to provide additional funding to support access to science facilities across the UK, significantly enhancing projects funded through the call.

These facilities include E-RIHS UK’s partner UK Diamond Light Source synchrotron, located at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire. This equipment could, among other things, enable researchers to safely build a structural image of the interiors of heritage objects, or determine their chemical composition.

The Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Development in Jordan call will support collaborative UK-Jordan research projects, which explore the increasingly important role of cultural heritage in delivering sustainable economic growth and social welfare in Jordan. It is funded through the Newton-Khalidi Fund, which aims to strengthen the collaborative research and innovation partnership between Jordan and the UK.

More information about the call here.


(Image courtesy of Diamond Light Source)