Skills

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, we are committed to sustaining future generations of researchers by funding postgraduate research and supporting excellent provision of postgraduate and early-career training and skills. We maintain 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).

PhD Students
PhD Students

We offer a number of funding opportunities, which support PhD students’ study, training and development in a variety of ways.

Leadership Fellows
Leadership Fellows

Our Leadership Fellows scheme allows researchers to undertake individual research alongside collaborative activities with a potentially transformative impact on their subject area and beyond.

Alumni
Alumni

Case studies from our Alumni.

Early Career Researchers
Early Career Researchers

Support for ECRs following their completion of a PhD as they look to explore different career options.

Reports and Resources
Reports and Resources

Information on research careers and skills development for arts and humanities researchers at the doctoral level and beyond.