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Funding Schemes Timetable for AHSS

Funding Schemes Timetable for Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Download Funding Schemes Timetable here.

Not all funders and funding schemes use deadlines; very substantial amounts of funding are available through schemes without deadlines. These include the AHRC standard grant, ESRC standard grant (both up to five years and £1million at full economic costing), Leverhulme Project Grant (up to £500,000, not full economic costing), AHRC Leadership Fellow scheme, AHRC network grant and ESRC Secondary Data Analysis Initiative Grants (up to 18 months and £200,000).  For these schemes, applications can be submitted at any time.

A useful link to all British Academy research funding schemes, including the Newton Fund schemes it manages, is available here:    

The schemes listed in the timetable are generic across the arts, humanities and social sciences. Almost all subject areas will have subject specific funders with schemes for early career and established researchers. These tend to be less competitive and can be found via Research Professional alongside all other funding options for UK researchers, including those offered by the European Commission (e.g. topics under Horizon 2020’s Societal Challenges and frontier research projects led by individual PIs funded by the European Research Council). A search on Research Professional can be setup to generate a weekly personalised funding newsletter.

Some information about subject-specific funding opportunities may also be found on Department/Faculty websites or newsletters. Departmental contacts for Research Grant Administration can be found at

For further information about these schemes or research funding more generally, contact the School Research Facilitators: Dr Matt Hann (EU and International; and Dr Anna Cieslik (UK-funding;

Download Funding Schemes Timetable here.

Last updated on 05 October 2018, AC