Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
The AHRC’s Fellowships scheme has been revised in order to enhance the development of research leadership across the arts and humanities. The scheme now provides time for research leaders, or potential future research leaders, to undertake focused individual research alongside collaborative activities which have the potential to generate a transformative impact on their subject area and beyond. In addition to demonstrating support for high quality, world leading research and associated outputs, proposals must include collaborative activities to support the development of the Fellow’s capacity for research leadership in the arts and humanities.
The Research Fellowships scheme provides salary and associated costs for periods of six to eighteen months. Proposals with a full economic cost of between £50,000 and £250,000 may be submitted.
The scheme provides opportunities for mid and senior career researchers who meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the Funding Guide. There is a separate route to support applications from early career researchers with outstanding future leadership potential.
The Fellowship scheme does not operate under fixed deadlines. You may submit a proposal at any point during the year. The assessment process for applications submitted to the Fellowships scheme (Standard and Early Career routes) takes approximately 30 weeks and the earliest start date for a project should be no earlier than 9 months after submission to the AHRC.
However, the earliest start date for proposals submitted under the revised scheme is 1 January 2013.
A highlight notice is currently in place under the Fellowship (Standard and Early Career routes) scheme for the four themes that emerged from the Future Directions consultation:
•Digital Transformations in Arts and Humanities;
•Care for the Future;
•Science in Culture;
and to the new AHRC-led cross-Council Programme on:
Highlight notices are intended to stimulate proposals under specified themes or initiatives in order to rapidly advance thinking in these areas.
The highlight notice in the revised Fellowship scheme will run until 31 December 2012.
For further information on the highlight notices associated with this scheme please visit the AHRC webpages.