We are looking for individuals who can:
- carry out high-quality individual research which has the potential to generate a significant impact on their discipline
- develop capabilities as research specialists and 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.
You can work full time or part time on a fellowship. Full-time fellowships are for a minimum of six months and a maximum of 18 months. The limits for part-time workers are worked out on a pro-rata basis. For example, if you are working half time, the minimum duration is one year and the maximum is three years.
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:
- fostering wider impact from your research
- developing emerging research areas, methods or approaches
- fostering interdisciplinary research involving your field
- encouraging new research collaborations and partnerships
- inspiring creativity in other researchers
- providing intellectual leadership.
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.