AHRC research funding guide

Guidance on applying for AHRC research funding

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This guidance includes:

  • funding types
  • eligibility
  • what to include in your application
  • costs
  • how we assess your application
  • peer review
  • getting told about the application outcome
  • common application errors

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The guidance contains standard rules and policies. Some funding opportunities have different criteria. Specific rules noted for a particular funding opportunity will supersede any rules or policies in subsequent sections.

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  • 14 July 2023
    AHRC research funding guide updated to include guidance when applying through the new UKRI Funding Service
  • 23 May 2023
    AHRC research funding guide updated
  • 3 May 2023
    AHRC research funding guide updated
  • 1 February 2023
    AHRC research funding guide updated
  • 11 January 2023
    Updated web accessibility
  • 13 December 2022
    AHRC research funding guide updated to new edition (versions 5.8)
  • 28 June 2022
    In the AHRC research funding guide document, the contact details of the Director of the Radiocarbon Facility has been updated.

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