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Arts and Humanities Research Council publishes Delivery Plans for 2016-2020

Date: 04/05/2016

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) has published its Delivery Plan (PDF, 541KB) for the period 2016-2020.

This new plan outlines how the AHRC will use its allocation from the Science and Research Budget announced in March to support its strategic aims in the next four years.

In the newly published plan there are details of the AHRC’s priority areas, the importance of partnerships, postgraduate research and skills, public engagement and international collaboration and the Global Challenges Research Fund. The plan also covers cross-Research Council collaboration, equality and diversity and the collective commitments to reform of the Research Councils.

The new Delivery Plan builds upon the current AHRC strategy “The Human World: Strategy 2013-18” (PDF, 3.6MB)

The RCUK Executive Directorate has published a Delivery Plan for the first time. The Executive Directorate was established a year ago from the former RCUK Strategy Unit to give leadership for the collective activities across the Research Councils and to support the individual Councils to focus on their disciplines and communities. The Directorate’s Delivery Plan outlines future plans in for policy and analysis, international, communications and public engagement, the Global Challenges Research Fund and the RCUK Change Programme.


Press Contact

Michael Collins, AHRC Head of Communications
Telephone: 01793 41 6083, email: m.collins@ahrc.ac.uk

Notes to the Editor

  • The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funds world-class, independent researchers in a wide range of subjects: ancient history, modern dance, archaeology, digital content, philosophy, English literature, design, the creative and performing arts, and much more. This financial year the AHRC will spend approximately £98 million to fund research and postgraduate training in collaboration with a number of partners. The quality and range of research supported by this investment of public funds not only provides social and cultural benefits but also contributes to the economic success of the UK.
  • Research Councils UK (RCUK) is the strategic partnership of the UK’s seven Research Councils. Our collective ambition is to ensure the UK remains the best place in the world to do research, innovate and grow business. The Research Councils are central to delivering research and innovation for economic growth and societal impact. Together, we invest £3 billion in research each year, covering all disciplines and sectors, to meet tomorrow’s challenges today. Our investments create new knowledge through: funding research excellence; responding to society’s challenges; developing skills, leadership and infrastructure; and leading the UK’s research direction. We drive innovation through: creating environments and brokering partnerships; co-delivering research and innovation with over 2,500 businesses, 1,000 of which are SMEs; and providing intelligence for policy making. Find out more about our work at www.rcuk.ac.uk
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