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Call for Nominations to the Peer Review College

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) is seeking nominations for new members to be appointed to its Peer Review College (PRC).

Peer review lies at the heart of the AHRC’s operations, and we are fully committed to the principle of peer review for the assessment of proposals to our schemes and programmes. PRC members provide expert quality reviews of proposals within their areas of expertise, which inform the AHRC’s decision making processes. Members can also be called upon to sit on assessment or moderation panels and Strategic reviewers can be called upon for guidance. As well as making an important contribution to the AHRC’s peer review processes, the experience gained by membership of the College provides benefits to individuals, departments and higher education institutions.

Please refer to the PRC Recruitment 2016 Call Document (PDF, 401KB) for further information, eligibility criteria and application guidance. There is also a Frequently Asked Questions document (PDF, 82KB) for further information on the call.

This is a call open to any organisation that has eligible staff (including organisations from the charitable, third and private sector) and who can supply eligible nominators. The nominations process will need to be centrally managed and supported by the institution (not the nominee), with all nominations being submitted by institutions rather than individual nominees.

This is an open call for membership to the AHRC Academic College, although nominees can also additionally apply for membership to any of our following college groups:

  • Academic
  • Non HEI
  • Strategic
  • International
  • Knowledge Exchange
  • Technical Reviewers

Although this is an open recruitment call – meaning that anyone eligible to the call may be nominated – the AHRC is particularly interested in nominations within the following research areas:

  • Design
  • Modern Languages
  • Heritage
  • Performing Arts
  • Archaeology
  • Philosophy
  • Theology

We are also particularly interested in nominations bringing cross-cutting expertise in the form of the following:

  • Senior-level academics for nomination to our Strategic Reviewers Group
  • Expertise of an international development perspective

The deadline for nominations is 4pm on 22 September 2016.

If successful, College members will be appointed for a term commencing 1 January 2017 and ending 31 December 2020.

Inductions will start in December 2016 and newly appointed members are encouraged to make every effort to attend the Induction to which they will be invited.

If you have any queries regarding the nomination process please do not hesitate to contact:
Russell Leake
Evidence and Analysis Manager
Tel: 01793 416035