Research Grants - Early Career
Research Grants - Early Career Overview
If you are considering applying for the early career route for Research Grants, you will need to read this section in conjunction with the general guidance and the guidance for the Research Grants scheme.
The Research Grants Scheme - early career route shares the same aims as the standard route but has been introduced to assist new researchers at the start of their careers in gaining experience of managing and leading research projects.
The AHRC will aim to ensure that the success rate for proposals to this route is slightly higher than proposals to the Research Grants standard route.
Scheme limit and duration
Applications may be submitted for proposals with a full economic cost between £50,000 and £250,000 and for a duration of up to 60 months.
Case for Support - Statement of Eligibility
You should briefly explain how you meet the route for early career eligibility criteria in the Case for Support. In addition to the criteria outlined in the section "Eligibility", you must have not already been a Principal Applicant/Investigator on an AHRC-funded research grant, large grant or Follow-on Funding grant.