International Funding

The AHRC promotes international links at many levels: from policy through to research funding and researcher links. 

The AHRC encourages international engagement as an integrated part of its standard funding schemes and operates a number of partnerships with international research funders.  We maintain a blog, Research Beyond Borders, on funding opportunities for international research collaboration specific to UK arts and humanities researchers. This covers not only AHRC funding but signposts other opportunities.

Global Challenges Research Fund
Global Challenges Research Fund

As part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance, this funding stream aims to support cutting-edge research which addresses the problems faced by developing countries.

International Placement Scheme
International Placement Scheme

An annual programme providing Research Fellowships to AHRC/ESRC-funded doctoral students and early career researchers at a number of world leading international research institutions.

Joint Programming Initiative (JPI)
Joint Programming Initiative (JPI)

AHRC is involved in both the JPI Cultural Heritage and JPI Urban Europe. Both initiatives designed to address research, development and innovation problems with a European dimension.

Trans-Atlantic Platform
Trans-Atlantic Platform

A partnership between research funding agencies in Europe, South America and North America (this includes Digging into Data).

Lead agency and reciprocal agreements
Lead agency and reciprocal agreements

The AHRC has co-funding agreements with non-UK funding organisations in Brazil, USA, Norway and Switzerland. These enable joint research projects which can be applied for under a single grant application.

Newton Fund
Newton Fund

This initiative aims to strengthen research and innovation partnerships to promote economic development and social welfare of partner countries.

Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA)
Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA)

A network of European funding agencies committed to leading and developing international funding opportunities and advocate for humanities research.

EU-India Platform for the Social Sciences and Humanities (EqUIP)
EU-India Platform for the Social Sciences and Humanities (EqUIP)

A partnership between research funding agencies in Europe and India.

International Co-Investigators
International Co-Investigators

Opportunity for international researchers to act as Co-Investigators on some AHRC schemes and calls.

Horizon 2020
Horizon 2020

EU funding programme for research and innovation running from 2014 to 2020.