Remit, programmes and priorities - AHRC


Areas we fund

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) supports world-class research in a wide range of subjects from history and archaeology to philosophy and languages.

We also fund more contemporary research – for example, on the design and effectiveness of digital content and the impact of artificial intelligence.

Check the AHRC research funding guide for a full list of disciplines funded by AHRC.

You can also find out more about who we fund.

Check if your research is within AHRC’s remit

Before making a research proposal, you can check if your research is suitable for AHRC funding. It’s a good idea to do this if your research is interdisciplinary or not clearly within AHRC’s research areas.

You might also want to consider how your research contributes to AHRC’s research portfolio and strategic priorities.

If your research is not clearly within AHRC’s remit, it might be more suitable for funding from another research council, such as the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

AHRC and ESRC support different aspects of some research areas – for example, in gender studies and area studies. You can check if your research is within AHRC or ESRC’s remit.

Last updated: 22 November 2023

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