AHRC’s council is responsible for the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s (AHRC) overall strategic direction and financial management.
AHRC is governed by its council, which is responsible for overall strategic direction and financial management.
AHRC’s chief executive is Professor Christopher Smith.
Senior leadership team
The senior leadership team is responsible for AHRC’s day-to-day operations.
Nominations and remuneration committee
UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) nominations and remuneration committee is responsible for advising the AHRC council on matters relating to remuneration and other pay-related matters for senior staff members.
The Advisory Board advises the AHRC council on developing strategies that reflect AHRC’s Royal Charter and the challenges facing arts and humanities research. It develops and recommends priorities, programmes, and other initiatives that will deliver AHRC’s strategies, and monitor and report on their progress.
Peer Review College
AHRC is fundamentally committed to competitive bidding and assessment by a peer review process. Peer Review College (PRC) members form a key part of this system, which is designed to ensure that peer review is conducted with the utmost attention to fairness and transparency, and to the requirements of academic rigour. The senior leadership team oversees managing the PRC.
Peer review panels
AHRC convenes non-standing panels from the membership of its Peer Review College. Panels meet when necessary according to the requirements of the scheme for which they provide final grades and ranks.
Last updated: 21 December 2023