Proposals over £30,000 fEC will be subject to two specialist peer-reviews by members of the AHRC’s Peer Review College followed by a PI Response stage. The proposal, reviews and the PI Response will be moderated by a review panel who will make funding recommendations to the AHRC. Applications under £30,000 (fEC) will be reviewed directly by the panel and will not be offered a PI response.

Additional criteria

In addition to the general criteria outlined in Assessment Criteria and Peer Review section, the following will be taken into account for the Follow-on Funding scheme for Impact and Engagement scheme:

Quality and importance

  • the extent to which the project responds to a well-defined non-academic audience / user community need.
  • the timeliness and duration of the proposal.
  • the level of engagement with existing and potential user communities and non-academic audiences in defining that need and the developing the proposal.
  • the potential of the activities to enhance the value and impact of the original research.
  • the extent of engagement with new target audiences and users.

Management of the project

  • the feasibility of the project, given the planned timetable, resources and project management.
  • how partners will work together to achieve the aims and objectives.

Value for money

  • the potential and appropriateness of the proposed activities to enhance the value and impact of the previous research.

Output, dissemination and impact

  • social, economic and/or policy impact potential of the research on which the FoF is based.
  • longer-term sustainability of activities, pathways or potential impacts beyond the award period.
  • level of creativity and innovation demonstrated in the proposed activity and outcomes.
  • suitability and reach of engagement and dissemination activities.