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.
We strongly encourage you to follow the principles of The Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers.