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Current opportunities

Impact of Coronavirus on UKRI-supported research

Important note: For data analysis purposes, we ask that applicants do not include the words ‘Cov-19’, ‘Covid-19’ or ‘Coronavirus’ in the Lay Summary, Technical Summary or Title sections unless the application relates to proposed research in this area.


Following the removal of the “Pathways to Impact” attachment and “Impact Summary”, we are now in a period of transition.

Any new Calls closing from March 1st will not have a “Pathways to Impact” attachment or an “Impact Summary”. Any new applications submitted to our Open Calls will also not be accepted if they include a Pathways to Impact attachment or an Impact Summary.

For Open Calls (Research Grants, Research Grants Early Career, Leadership Fellows, Leadership Fellows Early Career, Follow on Funding for Impact and Engagement and Research Networking) there will be a period of transition where applications submitted prior to March 1st will have a “Pathways to Impact”. The AHRC’s assessment criteria for impact and our commitment to funding high quality applications with impact has not changed and all applications with and without a “Pathways to Impact” attachment will continue to be assessed using this assessment criteria.

AHRC staff and our Peer Review College have been briefed on this transition period to enable the grant funding process to continue.

New Generation Thinkers

Closing Date: 01/10/2020

This prestigious scheme offers early career researchers the opportunity to develop programmes for the BBC. If selected, you’ll workshop ideas with BBC producers, get media and public engagement training, and a platform for informing and influencing public opinion, policy and practice.

AHRC Capability for Collections Fund

Closing Date: 13/10/2020

The AHRC plans to establish the Capability for Collections Fund (CapCo) to fund a series of targeted interventions to renew and upgrade research facilities within UK GLAMs.

Engaging with Government 2021

Closing Date: 30/10/2020

The Engaging with Government programme is a three-day course which will take place in February 2021 and is designed to provide an insight into the policy making process, and help participants develop the skills needed to pursue the policy implications of their research. It also aims to build links between policy makers and the most dynamic new research in the arts and humanities. We are inviting eligible researchers to submit an application to attend the course.