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Communicating about your research and funding

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Every year the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) invests about £98 million of public money in world-class research, supporting independent researchers covering more than fifty different subjects.

Your research is a part of this public investment and we have a responsibility to:

  • communicate about the funding we do
  • ensure your AHRC research reflects that it is AHRC-funded.

The need to demonstrate the cultural, social, artistic and economic value and impact of publicly funded research is growing all the time, and public support and engagement is vital to long-term investment in research.

Our Engagement team works with its award holders in a variety of ways to support these aims and can help you promote your research.

See also our collection of features full of great tips about the best ways to work with Communication departments who can also help promote your research in lots of ways.

The Engage toolkit

Designed for AHRC-funded researchers our toolkit contains AHRC-branded templates and guidance to help you promote your research and build your profile within the arts and humanities community. We also recommend talking to your own institutional teams about the support they provide too.

If you would like an email copy of the toolkit please contact us on email: engage@ahrc.ukri.org (please add ‘Engage toolkit’ to the subject line), or call us on: 01793 846114.

We're here to help

There are a number of ways in which we can help publicise your work or support you, as you promote it yourself, we can:

  • Feature research on the AHRC website
  • Promote your research, event or publication on our social media platforms and/or e-newsletter
  • Co-ordinate publicity with your institution’s Communications team
  • Empowers you to realise the benefits of using social media with our Social Media toolkit to reach out and engage with potential collaborators, funders and the wider public.
  • We even have a provision of free AHRC posters, stickers and pens to help publicise your project

Mention us

As a footnote on your paper you can include our 'boilerplate text', please visit our logo page for full details.