This is a detailed list of all our councils’ themes, research areas, programmes and priorities. You can find what we are investing in and what resources you can access.
To understand our overarching objectives and future plans, see the UKRI strategic themes and council delivery plans.
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The Cultural Value Project looked at why the arts and culture matter, and how we capture their effects. The various components that make up cultural value were identified, and the methodologies and evidence that might be used to evaluate these components were considered.
The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) works with partners across the globe to deliver research funding opportunities with built-in international collaboration.
AHRC’s international research:
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR), especially resistance to antibiotics, is a growing global problem. Tackling AMR was a cross-council programme where the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) formed an essential part of a multidisciplinary approach.
The aim of this programme is to support and enable UK researchers to carry out unique research, in collaboration with colleagues around the world, to improve our understanding of antimicrobial resistance.
AHRC’s artificial intelligence (AI) research covers a wide range of arts and humanities disciplines.
AHRC is helping to grow the UK’s capability and capacity in AI by:
Audience of the Future was a UKRI Challenge Fund investment of £39.3 million into the development of new immersive technologies such as virtual, augmented and mixed reality. The challenge also invested in research to better understand audiences for immersive productions in the fields of art, culture, heritage and entertainment.
Accelerate the green economy by supporting research and innovation that unlock solutions essential to achieving net zero in the UK by 2050.
Strengthen security and resilience, from individual to national level, across a range of social and economic areas at the heart of daily life.
This area of investment funds high-quality research into humanitarian protection of people affected by conflict.
The goal of this research is to:
The Connected Communities programme was a cross-council programme designed to help us understand the changing nature of communities in their historical and cultural contexts, and the role of communities in sustaining and enhancing our quality of life.
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