Supporting your Research
ACS are here to help you upgrade your research outputs.
We provide the following services to individuals as well as to institutions:
ADVICE ON GRANT APPLICATIONS
Securing research funding is increasingly challenging and specialised. Our partners have captured grants from governmental and third sector bodies and will be happy to provide the benefits of this experience. They monitor new funding calls and can help you to write your application, provide advice on your draft, or provide costings. No success is guaranteed, but specialist insight can give your bid the best chance possible.
CONFERENCE AND SEMINAR ORGANISATION
We have organised more than a dozen international conferences in a range of humanities and social sciences fields. From getting the big pieces right – like CFPs and planning programmes – right down to making sure the coffee is hot and the lunch on time, we have been there before. Securing venues, determining suitable registration fees, ensuring dissemination and widespread reach – whether leading up to your event or following it – all are areas in which we have experience. In drawing upon our experience, we’ll help you to get your event just right.
We have a lot of experience working with texts first published in the early twentieth century – the period just emerging from traditional forms of copyright protection in the United Kingdom – as well as dealing with the copyright issues pertaining to reproducing all sorts of digital, video and audio materials. We therefore have both legal knowledge and practical experience of securing copyright clearance, as well as wide knowledge of ‘fair use’. We can also provide guidance on sensitive and practical communication with copyright holders and estates, in addition to publishers, agents and other rights holders and stakeholders in the UK and abroad.
FIND A SPECIALIST
Need a research specialist in an area of the Humanities or Social Sciences? From quantitative methods of data collection and dissemination to unravelling critical theory or locating someone to give a media interview on a given topic, our team of specialists can provide the expertise you are searching for.
ARCHIVE AND LIBRARY ASSISTANCE (TRANSCRIPTION, NOTE-TAKING, PHOTOGRAPHY)
If you need to transcribe a particularly difficult text, or you need to secure materials from a British copyright library or photograph hard to find materials, we can help. With partners able to travel to all points in Britain we can get what you need in your chosen format. We can also take professional-quality notes, flagging up the key areas across sections or within specifically-identified passages.