SGSAH Research Showcase - Call for Submissions

Are you a doctoral researcher in the arts & humanities in Scotland? Would you like the opportunity to showcase the impact of your research, together with funding of up to £500 for materials to help you present it?
The Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities is holding its annual research showcase in Glasgow’s Merchant Square on Thursday 25th June 2020 & we invite you to apply now to be a part of it!

Who Can Apply?

Any doctoral or early career researcher in the arts and humanities at any SGSAH member HEI.


What Are The Eligible Costs?

We can cover costs for materials you need to showcase your research.  For example we have previously funded print costs for brochures, postcards, the costs of framing and other display materials.  Computing equipment is not covered. You will be able to keep the materials you produce, eg postcards, posters, flyers - for future impact events/activity.


What Sort of Space is Provided/ What is the Format?

The event will be held in the central courtyard of Glasgow’s Merchant Square, part of the Old Fruitmarket in the heart of the historic Merchant City.

For static displays we can provide a trestle table and potentially easels (floor-standing or table-standing) to display your work, but we encourage you to be creative with how you might present research!  Click here for a slideshow with ideas for display methods, and click here for top tips on displaying your research.

Performances must last no longer than 5 minutes.  Please indicate your equipment requirements and the time you expect to take to set up. 

There is a large digital screen in the space which we can also use and SGSAH will also be showing content on this.

There are pictures of the space here and a Youtube video here.

Set-up time is from 1pm on Thursday 25th June 2020. The Showcase event itself will run from 4.30-7pm with canapés and drinks.


How Will You Choose Which Research to Showcase?

Submissions will be judged by a committee of SGSAH staff, former showcasers and ECRs. We are looking for:

  • Clear presentation of research findings and their potential and/or 'real-life' impact.
  • Interesting ways of presenting research impact.

We will ensure that we showcase a spread of universities and subjects where possible.


How to Apply

Please complete the Application Form 2020 and submit to admin@sgsah.ac.uk by Tuesday 31st March. We would like to know your research goals and potential impact; the method you propose to use to showcase these (e.g. performance, poster, art work, laptop etc.) and an estimated costings for materials up to £500.