AHRC research, development and engagement fellowships: early career researchers route

UK Research and Innovation

Rolling deadline
£50,000 - £250,000
R&D and Higher Education

This fellowship scheme allows early-career researchers to carry out high-quality innovative research that moves significantly beyond doctoral projects, in any area covered by AHRC. It provides the opportunity to develop experience and capabilities as research specialists and to undertake innovative and collaborative development activities.


  • for early career researchers at eligible research organisations
  • funding is available for projects with full economic costs of between £50,000 and £250,000 lasting between six months and two years
  • research can be at various stages of development

This scheme is designed to support early-career arts and humanities researchers, providing opportunities to undertake ambitious, innovative research and to develop as researchers.

You can apply if you are a postdoctoral researcher with at least two years’ experience and have worked at least one year at an eligible organisation that has identified you as a research leader or a potential future research leader. You will need to demonstrate your host organisation’s commitment and support through the head of department statement and the mentor statement.

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19 April 2023