Peer review resources - AHRC

The Arts and Humanities Research Council’s (AHRC) Peer Review College handbook offers new and existing members guidance and essential information on all aspects of membership.

Download the peer review college handbook.

The handbook is constantly updated so always refer to the last updated version.

The Peer Review College forms a crucial part of the peer review process and has a vital role in ensuring that AHRC supports research of the highest quality.

Member online training

Online training for members prior to induction events and effective reviewing.

AHRC responsive mode Je-S application forms

AHRC responsive mode Je-S review forms


The non-employee expenses (NEE) portal can be used for claiming panel fees and expenses in relation to panel meetings. If you have a non-UK bank account, please use the expenses claim form instead:

Please contact for assistance with the NEE portal. If you are only claiming for panel fees, please leave both the expenses and fees section blank and the team will enter the amount payable.

For non-UK bank accounts, please ensure that all sections of the expenses claim form and your signature are completed before sending it to so that the team can process your claim as quickly as possible. If you are only claiming for panel fees, there is no need to fill out the ‘details of business expenses’ section.


The following standards are relevant to your role as a college member:

  • UKRI counter fraud and bribery policy: AHRC is committed to the practice of responsible corporate behaviour and to complying with all laws, regulations and other requirements that govern the conduct of our operations
  • code of practice: this code is intended as a guide to all members of AHRC’s council, committees, peer review college and other advisory groups, and sets out how AHRC conducts its business and guides members in their duties
  • standards of service: this guide is intended to list the standards of service expected from college members

Peer review principles

The UKRI principles of assessment and decision making explains eight core principles in detail and how they may impact you when assessing proposals in the form of reviewing and panel attendance. They outline UKRI’s expectations and ambition for assessment processes and provide transparency to its commitment to robust decision-making.

Last updated: 8 December 2023

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