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The Arts and Humanities Impact Fund provides flexible funding for impact projects in arts and humanities disciplines, as broadly defined within the remit of the AHRC. Applications are invited from any researcher active within arts and humanities who holds a current contract of employment as a senior independent researcher – at the point of application – with the University. Relevant non-school institutional staff (such as from Museums or Libraries) on academic-related contracts are also eligible to apply.

The Arts and Humanities Impact Fund supports:

  • Activities to broaden engagement with business, the third sector and the public. This can cover strengthening relationships with existing contacts as well as establishing new contacts and networks.
  • Engagement with public, private and third sector organisations through short term academic secondments, or by hosting inward secondments.
  • Developing and promoting new engagement methods to help promote best practice across arts and humanities knowledge areas.
  • Short projects to define routes to impact, liaising with partners and finding the resources to enhance impact activities.
  • Innovative and unusual projects which lead to impactful outputs.

Awards will be made available to fund work which will significantly increase the probability of the ideas and findings generated by the research having an impact on the private, public and third sectors.  The awards are not for the continuation of research. The Impact Fund grants can be used to support staff on the project, consumables, travel etc. Only direct costs are eligible. The funds cannot be used to support students. 

Applications should be submitted to by 5pm on Monday 27th November 2017.


Please visit the call's website for further information about the fund, eligibility criteria and the application form. 

Any questions should be directed to the Impact Fund Coordinator, Dr Laura Kemp, at Laura is also available to provide support and advice on applications and impact activities more widely.


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