The Arts and Humanities Research Council aims to:
- Promote and support the production of world-class research in the arts and humanities.
- Promote and support world-class postgraduate training designed to equip graduates for research or other professional careers.
- Strengthen the impact of arts and humanities research by encouraging researchers to disseminate and transfer knowledge to other contexts where it can make a difference.
- Raise the profile of arts and humanities research and to be an effective advocate for its social, cultural and economic significance.