AHRC Research Grant Early Careers provides grants for projects with a full economic cost (fEC) between £50,000 and £250,000 for a varying duration up to a limit of 60 months.

The Research Networking Scheme is intended to support forums for the discussion and exchange of ideas on a specified thematic area, issue or problem. The intention is to facilitate interactions between researchers and stakeholders through, for example, a short-term series of workshops, seminars, networking activities or other events. The aim of these activities is to stimulate new debate across boundaries, for example, disciplinary, conceptual, theoretical, methodological, and/or international. Proposals should explore new areas, be multi-institutional and can include creative or innovative approaches or entrepreneurship.

Eligibility:

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.

Access to the AHRC Research Grant Early Careers webpage can be found here.

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

OVERVIEW OF SCHEME:

The AHRC will aim to ensure that the success rate for proposals to this route is slightly higher than proposals to the Research Grants standard route.

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.

You can submit proposals to this call at any time - there are no fixed closing dates. 

Applications should be made via the Joint Electronic Submission System (Je-S). Please allow sufficient time to read the system guidance notes especially with regards to the on-line approval process.

For further information (including guidance and advice on writing an application) please refer to the AHRC research funding guide.

DEADLINES:

Please allow sufficient time for your application to be reviewed and amended at each stage. This will allow us to support you more effectively and ensure that your proposal is ready for formal submission.

Law Faculty deadline for initial expression of interest30 Days prior to proposed submission
Law Faculty deadline for first draft review15 Days prior to proposed submission
Research Services deadline5 Days prior to proposed submission
Funder deadlineNot applicable - Open Call

The assessment process for a proposal will take approximately 30 weeks. The earliest start date for a project should be no earlier than 9 months after submission to the AHRC.