History of the College
The profile of the Peer Review College is intended to reflect the breadth of disciplines and subjects within the AHRC's subject domain.
Peer Review is a tried and tested system used by the seven UK research councils and other funding bodies. Peer reviewers are experts drawn from academic and other organisations, covering the full range of arts and humanities research areas, who review and grade proposals for funding.
The AHRC is fundamentally committed to competitive bidding and assessment by process of peer review, and for this reason it brings its peer reviewers together as part of its Peer Review College. College members are a key part of the system, which is designed to ensure that peer review is conducted with the utmost attention to fairness and transparency, and to the requirements of academic rigour.