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Criteria for support of KTP projects

Industry and business sectors

The AHRC will support Knowledge Transfer Partnership projects in which knowledge, expertise, skills and/or technology/technologies arising from arts and humanities research are transferred to businesses and other sectors within the UK. These can range from commercial to, not for profit, charity, and publicly funded organisations.

Table representing the Creative Economy as being a creative landscape of activities and actors working across four key areas

Cultural Promotion & Preservation Creative Activities Creative communications Creative Interfaces
Museums, galleries, libraries & archives Design Film, television, radio, 'new media' & other broadcasting Creative interactions with business
Heritage services Music Publishing & Printed media Creative R&D with science & technology
Conservation Performing arts Advertising, branding & 'experience economy' Cultural production alongside new technologies
Arts & antiques markets Visual, literacy & graphic art Internet, social networking & other new media Ethical interactions with technology
Archaeological work Video & computer games   Regulation
Exhibitions & Festivals Craft (Inc. Jewellery & Ceramics)   Intellectual property
  Fashion & Textiles    

Disciplines and subject areas

AHRC is liberal in its interpretation of the arts and humanities subject domain especially where it  interfaces with areas covered by other Research Councils.

You can find out further information in the Peer Review College section.

Size of Company

The AHRC will support projects with organisations of any size but in the main they are likely to be small or medium enterprises (SMEs).

Shared funding/sole funding

There are inevitable overlaps and boundaries that the AHRC shares with other award-making bodies, especially the other Research Councils. Partnerships may be funded on a shared basis with Innovate UK or other sponsors and that does not preclude co-sponsorship with the science or engineering focused sponsors. The AHRC is also willing to consider sole funding innovative KTPs that do not meet the criteria of any other sponsors (including Innovate UK) but which serve to further the reach and impact of Arts & Humanities knowledge and expertise.