Research Funding Sources

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

The Arts and Humanities Research Council supports research within a huge subject domain from traditional humanities subjects, such as history, modern languages and English literature, to the creative and performing arts. Eight subject panels cover the Council's remit and Panel 2 is addressed to Visual Arts and Media: practice, history, theory.

Schemes for which applications are sought from all areas:

  • Research Grants
  • Research Leave
  • Research Networks and Workshops
  • Resource Enhancement

Strategic Initiatives:

  • Beyond Text: Sounds, Voices, Images and Objects
  • Landscape and Environment
  • Designing for the 21st Century
  • Diasporas, Migration and Identities
  • AHRC's ICT (Information and Communication Technology) in Arts and Humanities Research
  • Cultures of Consumption
  • Research Centres
  • Strategic Workshops Series

Awards are also provided for students to undertake Master’s-level study or doctoral study at a Higher Education Institution (HEI) in the United Kingdom (UK). There are three schemes:

The Research Preparation Master’s Scheme provides support for students intending to proceed to doctoral study, who are undertaking a Master’s course which will prepare them for doctoral study. The scheme will provide support for students in the creative and performing arts who are intending to proceed to doctoral study or to a career in research in the higher education sector, who are undertaking a Master’s course that will prepare them for doctoral study or a research career.

The Professional Preparation Master’s Scheme provides support for students intending to proceed to a career in professional practice, who are undertaking a Master’s or Postgraduate Diploma course that will prepare them specifically for that profession.

The Doctoral Awards Scheme provides support for students undertaking doctoral study. Students should apply through this scheme even if their initial registration is as a probationary student or as an MPhil student.

"History of Architecture and the Built Environment" is one of five subject areas for which a separate allocation of ring-fenced funding is available.

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