The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funds world-class, independent researchers in a wide range of subjects from history and archaeology to philosophy and languages. The AHRC also funds more contemporary research including the design and effectiveness of digital content and the impact of artificial intelligence. Their research provides social and cultural benefits and contributes to the economic success of the UK but also to the culture and welfare of societies around the globe.
Research funding guide
Research Grants: variable awards from ~£50,000 up to £250,000 for early career researchers and up to £1 million for established researchers to facilitate major research projects.
Leadership Fellows Scheme: awards of £50,000-£250,000 aimed specifically at facilitating projects by individuals that will help them to become research leaders within their field.
Research Networking Scheme: small-scale grants of up to £30,000 aimed specifically at supporting interaction and discussion.
CDP (Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships) Scheme: grant funding to facilitate a studentship that is offered jointly by a Higher Education Institutions and a research-based cultural organisation. GLAM is part of the CDP scheme and hosts a number of PhD students within Oxford University Museums.
Follow on Funding: variable awards up to £100,000 aimed specifically at providing impact and public engagement with engagement activities. Note that proposals must be based upon either previous or current research directly funded by the AHRC or co-funded with another Research Council.
AHRC also offers a variety of bespoke programmes focusing on different themes or supporting new research initiatives, examples include the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) to address current global development issues and the Newton Fund to strengthen partnerships between the UK and emerging knowledge economies. AHRC is a member of Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) and promotes relevant opportunities from this network.