We are looking for individuals who are able to:
- carry out high-quality individual research which has the potential to generate a significant impact on their discipline
- develop capabilities as research specialists and to create opportunities for outreach beyond their research field
- undertake innovative and collaborative development activities, including the initiation of new research, which will result in benefits for their own discipline(s) and beyond
- develop their experience and capabilities in a crucial phase of their careers as they establish themselves and develop beyond doctoral and immediate post-doctoral work
- enable the production of high-quality innovative research that moves significantly beyond doctoral projects
Enhancing the fellow’s skillset is a core element of this scheme. The types of activity that you may want to follow will vary depending on your research area and career stage, but might include:
- developing new methodologies, or introducing emerging techniques, technologies or methodologies into your field
- supporting or inspiring the development of other researchers in your field
- establishing new lines of enquiry
- moving into a new field
- leading research networks
Our main research areas are:
- histories, cultures and heritage: archaeology, classics, cultural and museum studies, development studies, history, information and communication technologies, law and legal studies, library and information studies, philosophy, political science and international studies, theology and divinity and religion.
- creative and performing arts: dance, design, drama and theatre studies, media, music and visual arts
- languages and literature and linguistics
Find out more about areas and disciplines we support.
Before applying, read the AHRC research funding guide, (PDF, 1MB).