The AHRC are unique in the world as a national funding agency supporting both arts and humanities research. The people we support to become tomorrow’s leaders in the field of arts and humanities research are central to our mission. We use public funding of approximately £98m per annum to fund research among one quarter of the UK’s research population.

As the UK’s largest funder of postgraduate funding in the arts and humanities, the AHRC is committed to sustaining future generations of researchers by funding postgraduate research and supporting excellent provision of postgraduate and early-career training and skills. The AHRC maintains oversight of national capability and monitors the overall health of the arts and humanities. Full information about our commitment in this area can be found in the AHRC Strategy 2013-2018 (PDF, 3.6MB).