SGSAH Research Showcase 2024 - Call for Submissions

19 & 20 June 2024

The ARC, 11 Chapel Lane
University of Glasgow
G11 6EW
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Block text which reads 'Showcase your research! Deadline for applications 5 April 2024' on a background of colourful abstract shapes (circles & frames)

Are you a doctoral researcher in the arts & humanities in Scotland? Would you like the opportunity to showcase your research, together with funding of up to £1000 for materials to help you present it?

SGSAH are holding our annual research showcase as part of Summer School 2024 in Glasgow on 19 & 20 June, and we invite you to apply to be a part of it.

Left: photo of the interior of the ARC building where a large group of people are gathered for a film screening. Right: photo of the interior of the ARC building showing empty space with furniture.

Who Can Apply?

Doctoral Researchers in arts and humanities subjects registered at any SGSAH member HEI, regardless of your funding source.

What Are The Eligible Costs?

We will pay for materials directly required to showcase your research, which you can then use in other contexts. We have previously funded costs for posters, models, 3D maps, brochures, ‘zines, VR-related supplies, postcards and the costs of framing and other display materials. Purchase of IT/technical equipment (eg tablets, projectors, laptops, speakers) is not covered. SGSAH recognises the climate crisis and the need for profound changes in everyone's behaviour, so we would ask that you please consider the environmental impact of your proposal. 

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

The event will be held at the ARC, part of Glasgow University’s campus, in the West End of Glasgow.

For static displays we can provide a table plus 1-2 poster boards; see here for example images. We have put together a slideshow with examples of displaying research and ideas for display methods. Click to download: Researcher Showcase Display Ideas. And for some tips on displaying research, download: Research Showcase Top Tips

Performances can be proposed, but must last no longer than 5 minutes. Please indicate any equipment or spatial requirements and the time you expect to take to set up. 

Set-up time for exhibitors is from 8am on Wed 19th June. The Showcase event itself will run from 10am-5pm Wed 19th & Thurs 20th June, with a celebratory reception/launch event from 5pm-7pm on Thurs 20th June. You are not expected to invigilate the showcase all day on Wednesday or Thursday, however there is an expectation that you will attend the reception from 5-7pm on Thursday 20th

In addition, exhibitors will be offered the opportunity to have their work featured on; our digital showcase platform. This virtual exhibit will leave a legacy of your research showcase after the in-person event. We have a resident SGSAH Digital Curator who will support you to prepare your exhibit in a digitally accessible format. Click here to view the digital showcase from last year (2023). 

How Will You Choose Which Research to Showcase?

Up to six exhibitors will be selected by a panel comprised of PhD researchers on the SGSAH Doctoral Research Committee, and SGSAH KE & Communications team members. We are looking for:

  • Clear presentation of research and potential and/or realised impact.
  • Realistic and clearly costed proposals.
  • Interesting ways of presenting arts and humanities research.
  • Proposals that consider environmental impact in their design.

How to Apply

Please complete the SGSAH Showcase online application form via this link by Friday 5th April 5pm GMT.

A four photo collage of previous SGSAH Research Showcase exhibitors, Summer 2023

Above: Previous SGSAH Research Showcase exhibitors, Summer 2023.