AHRC Standard Research Grant

Notify Faculty of intention to apply by: 23 May 2024

Next Deadline: 27 June 2024

The AHRC Standard Research Grant provides awards between £300,000 and £1,500,000 for a varying duration, up to a limit of 5 years. The Research Grants Schemes are intended to support well-defined research projects enabling individual researchers to collaborate with, and bring benefits to, other individuals and organisations through the conduct of research. This scheme is not intended to support individual scholarship. All applications under the grants scheme are required to include a principal investigator and at least one co-investigator jointly involved in the development of the research proposal, its leadership and management and leading to significant jointly authored research outputs.



Applications must demonstrate that they are arts and humanities led, and that a majority of the methodologies, research questions and outputs fall within the AHRC’s subject remit. Further details of the AHRC’s Subject Coverage and list of primary research areas can be found on the AHRC's remit page.

At the Faculty of Law, both permanent postholders and fixed-term research staff are eligible to apply for funds to cover their salary. For further information, please visit the section on "I need my salary covered". It is advised that permanent members of staff should include 10-30% of their time on the grant application. This does not affect your salary or employment contract with the Faculty but that there would be an opportunity to discuss a teaching buyout at the application stage.

Detailed eligibility criteria are set out within the AHRC research funding guide.



The AHRC expects the Principal Investigator and any Co-Investigators to devote an average of at least four hours per week to the project. Where intensive periods of time at specific points on project are required, full justification should be made.

The AHRC attaches major importance to the position of UK arts and humanities research in the international and global arena and positively encourages active collaboration between UK researchers and those in other countries.

AHRC responsive mode funding opportunities will run as consecutive rounds with defined closing dates. The current round opened 27 March 2024.

Applications must be made via the new UKRI Funding Service. You cannot apply on the Joint Electronic Submissions (Je-S) system.

For further information (including guidance and advice on writing an application) please refer to the AHRC Standard Research Grant pages.


Law Faculty deadline for notification of intention to apply (-14) 23 May 2024
Law Faculty deadline for first draft review (-14) 6 June 2024
Research Services deadline (-7) 20 June 2024
Next funder deadline 27 June 2024