- AHRC specific

- EPSRC specific


AHRC - Specific Requirements:

AHRC - Specific Requirements:

General Guidance

Please comment on the quality and importance of the proposal, including its contribution to enhancing or developing creativity, insights, knowledge and understanding in the area to be studied. In structuring your answer please consider the following:

All schemes:


Thematic Programmes Only:

In addition to the general guidance above you should also consider the extent to which the proposal fits the aims of the thematic programme which can be found in the Funding Opportunities area of our website under these headings -


Care for the Future

Connected Communities

Digital Transformations

Science in Culture

Translating Cultures



All schemes except Research Networking and Follow-on Funding for Impact and Engagement:


Leadership Fellows Scheme - Additional criteria



Research Networking only:




Follow-on Funding for Impact and Engagement only:



Collaborative Doctoral Awards only:




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Scheme Aims

Research Grants (Standard, Early Career)

The aims of this scheme are:

Leadership Fellows (standard and early career routes)

The Leadership Fellows scheme has the following aims:

For Leadership Fellows funded through the early career route specifically, the following additional aims apply:


Research Networking


Follow-on Funding Scheme for Impact and Engagement Scheme

Aims to support innovative and creative engagements with new audiences and user communities which stimulate pathways to impact. Funds will be awarded for knowledge exchange, public engagement, dissemination and commercialisation activities that arise unforeseeably during the lifespan of or following an AHRC-funded project. The scheme does not support supplementary funding for continuation of research activities.

Proposals must clearly demonstrate both a well-defined non-academic need for the work and engagement with potential users and stakeholders in developing their project. Proposed activities must enhance the value and wider benefit of the original AHRC-funded research project, and clearly demonstrate how they will deliver significant economic, social, cultural and/or policy impacts.

The aims of the Follow-on Funding Scheme are:

Types of activity supported by this scheme might include:

The Follow-on Funding Scheme is not intended to:


Collaborative Doctoral Awards



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EPSRC - Specific Requirements:

EPSRC reviewer guidance and the specific assessment criteria for each scheme is available on the EPSRC website at https://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/assessmentprocess/review/


If the proposal has been submitted in response to a published call, you are asked to read that call document and to make your assessment of the application within the context of the aims, objectives and specific assessment criteria for that call. The call document can be found on the EPSRC Website following this link: http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/funding/calls/.


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