Resources Pack

01 The AHRC and Funding Opportunities

Purpose: To provide an overview of AHRC funding and schemes. To outline key features of AHRC grant proposals. To provide information on writing grant applications for schemes other than Research Grants (RGs) and Fellowships.

The AHRC and Funding Opportunities (opens in new window)

02 How to write a good grant application to the AHRC (RGs and Fellowships)

Purpose: to provide information on how to write a good grant application for the Research Grants Scheme and the Fellowships Scheme.

How to write a good grant application (opens in new window)

02.0 Grading Scales

Purpose: To provide the grading scales used by reviewers for reference.

02.1 Grading scale

Purpose: Grading scale used for most programmes and schemes, not Fellowships and not technical reviews)

Grading scale

02.2 Grading scale (Fellowships)

Purpose: For information and reference.

Grading scale (Fellowships)

02.3 Grading scale (Technical reviews)

Purpose: For information and reference.

Grading scale (Technical reviews)

0.3 Useful tips for applicants when writing a grant application

Purpose: To provide Do's and Dont's for writing grant applications - Top Tips from AHRC officers.

Useful tips for applicants (opens in external window)

0.4 The Peer Review College (PRC) and application stages

Purpose: To set out the role of the PRC and the application process.

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0.4.1 An Introduction to the PRC

Purpose: To learn about our reviewers and their views on being a reviewer.

Film: An Introduction to the PRC (opens in new window)

0.4.2 What is Peer Review

Purpose: To learn about our review process from the point of view of members of the PRC.

Film: What is Peer Review?

0.5 Research Councils UK (RCUK) Pathways to Impact

Purpose: To signpost to the RCUK Pathways to Impact toolkit.

RCUK website

0.5.1 Impact examples

Purpose: To provide examples of the diversity and impact examples from existing research project funded by AHRC.

Impact examples

0.5.2 Excellence and Impact in Grant Applications - FAQ

Purpose: To provide answers to FAQ about the Impact Summary and Pathways to Impact.

Excellence and Impact in Grant Applications (PDF, 176KB)

0.6 Partnership Working in the arts and humanities, A Guide to Good Practice

Purpose: To provide good practice advice on partnership working in the Arts and Humanities.

Partnership Working in the Arts and Humanities (PDF, 1.1MB)

0.7 Pitfalls for AHRC grant applicants to avoid - tips from members of the Peer Review College

Purpose: To provide a list of top tips from AHRC reviewers on what to avoid when writing grant applications.

Pitfalls for AHRC grant applicants to avoid (PDF, 564KB)

7.1 From a practitioner's point of view- Writing a practice led proposal

Purpose: To provide top tips from a practitioner's point of view, on how to write a successful grant application, including practice-led proposals.

From a practitioner's point of view (opens in new window)