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The programme Creative Multilingualism is offering FIVE awards of up to £500 each for small creative projects.

The projects should yield outputs that are suited to effective dissemination, such as illustrated blogs, podcasts, YouTube videos, audio-visual essays, short animations, e-zines, critical reviews, etc. These should lend themselves to being featured on the TORCH Creative Multilingualism website.

Creative Multilingualism brings together researchers from diverse disciplines and institutions to explore the interconnection between languages and creativity. It began as a research project funded from 2016 o 2020 by the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Open World Research Initiative. It is now supported by the University of Oxford’s Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and TORCH, and is co-directed by Katrin Kohl (University of Oxford) and Rajinder Dudrah (Birmingham City University).



The network invites proposals for projects on topics relevant to the research conducted by Creative Multilingualism, as showcased on its legacy website. Proposals should provide the following (max. two A4 pages, 500 words):

  • Description of the project with reference to the aims of Creative Multilingualism. The proposal should include details of the language or languages that will be involved, and identify how the project will address the interaction between languages and creativity.
  • Proposed methodology and timetable for completion.
  • Output.
  • Budget requested up to a maximum of £500, with a brief breakdown.

Please include a brief CV (two pages maximum) and your contact details. The competition is not restricted to established researchers and is open to e.g., artists, students, and partnerships between individuals.

The selected projects will be featured on the TORCH Creative Multilingualism website.


Key dates

Submission of proposals: 7 April 2022

Results: 14 April 2022

Project completion: 31 May 2022


Submit proposals and any queries to the Co-Directors of Creative Multilingualism:

Professor Katrin Kohl:

Professor Rajinder Dudrah: