At the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) we fund world-class, independent researchers in a wide range of subjects from history and archaeology to philosophy and languages. We also fund more contemporary research including the design and effectiveness of digital content and the impact of artificial intelligence. See the full range of the research we fund on our disciplines page.
Watch our short video and discover how our research benefits many facets of our lives. Learn who and what we fund, including some surprising topic areas and some that address many of today's global challenges too. A video transcript (PDF, 78KB) is also available, if required.
- AHRC vision: discovering our world
Everything humans have ever thought, said, designed or performed falls into the remit of arts and humanities.
- What we do
Our broad remit and what we do for society and the UK's arts and humanities prosperous economy.
- Policies, Forms and Freedom of Information
17 policies and standards we value.
- Contact us
How to find us, various contact details including for the Senior Management Team and research grant contact details.
We spend our annual allocation (PDF) on research and postgraduate training in collaboration with a number of partners. The quality and range of research supported by this investment of public funds not only provides economic, social and cultural benefits to the UK, but contributes to the culture and welfare of societies around the globe.
AHRC is part of UK Research and Innovation, a new body that works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities, and government to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish. Operating across the whole of the UK with a combined budget of more than £6 billion, UK Research and Innovation brings together the seven Research Councils, Innovate UK and a new organisation, Research England.