AHRC oversees a diverse range of subject disciplines within arts and humanities, from history to literature, design to dance, linguistics to archaeology. Your application must be arts and humanities-led, with a majority of the methodologies, research questions and outputs falling within AHRC’s subject remit. We also welcome interdisciplinary research proposals, provided that arts and humanities are the main focus.
Research networking grants cover the costs of networking activities that support the exchange of ideas across boundaries – primarily between researchers in the arts and humanities, but also with colleagues in other disciplines and sectors.
Your proposal should explore new areas, include other user communities, and can include innovative approaches.
You must justify the chosen approach and explain the added value of bringing the network participants together.
Activities connected to existing networks are also included under this funding scheme, provided the activities are focusing on a new area.
The grant will cover:
- the salary costs for you and one co-investigator for the time spent overseeing and providing intellectual input to the activities
- the cost of setting up and coordinating the activities, along with related indirect and estates costs (UK researchers only).
Time spent on coordinating activities should not make up the majority of the cost in the proposal.
Proposals for the development of European collaborative networks or consortia that might support the development of applications to the EU under Horizon Europe or other EU funding opportunities are also welcome.
The grant does not cover:
- standalone events that are not part of the research process
- activities that would have taken place regardless (for instance, connected to an existing conference)
- research assistants’ salary costs
The proposed start date of your project must be at least six months from the date you send your proposal.
You can apply for an extra £15,000 (full economic cost) to cover the costs of any international participants or activities. UK costs must be accounted for within the initial £30,000 funding.
We strongly encourage you to follow the principles of The Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers.