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AHRC Follow-on Funding for Impact and Engagement Scheme: Highlight Notice for AHRC's Four Themes

The AHRC is pleased to announce this Follow-on Funding for Impact and Engagement Scheme (FoF): Highlight Notice for AHRC's Four Themes. This highlight notice seeks to encourage innovative applications that seek to explore new, unanticipated, pathways to impact which have emerged or evolved from research undertaken under AHRC’s four Themes: Science in Culture; Translating Cultures; Digital Transformations; and Care for the Future. The overall aim of the highlight notice is to strengthen the impact and legacy of the Themes.

FoF projects funded under this highlight notice will be expected to form a part of the relevant Theme’s portfolio of projects and will be expected to contribute to the aims, objectives and legacies of the Theme. It is anticipated that this could include contributing to a number of activities being planned by the Theme Leadership Fellows for 2018 which will reflect on the achievements, outcomes and legacies of the Themes.

Additionally, we are particularly keen to encourage applications which are led by or involve early career researchers who have been involved in the Themes. Applications submitted under this highlight notice could, for example, provide early career researchers with opportunities to develop their experience of leading projects, collaborative working beyond academia, and undertaking knowledge exchange and pathways to impact activities.

Highlight notices are offered as opportunities within existing AHRC research schemes and are intended to stimulate proposals addressing strategic priorities or emerging research areas in order to encourage innovation, new thinking and/or the development of collaborations in these areas. Find out more about our current Highlight Notices. Find out more about our current Highlight Notices.

Further details on the context and scope of the highlight notice, as well as further information on how to apply can be found in the Highlight Notice document (PDF, 68KB) (PDF, 196KB)

Applications which do not fit under this highlight notice can continue to be submitted to the Follow-on Funding (FoF) scheme as usual.


Closing Date: 26/04/2017


The application form for highlight applications will be available in Je-S from Monday 13 February 2017.

In order to be considered under this highlight notice applications must be submitted by research organisations before 1600hrs on Wednesday 26th April 2017.