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Arts Humanities and Social Sciences Research


Research funding comes in many forms: if you're unsure what you're looking for, the information further down this page may be a good starting point. For all applications, the timeline below gives a general outline of the major steps involved.

Getting your research funded - an interactive timeline

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Internal processes

For all funding applications, check with your Departmental Research Grant Administrator regarding internal deadlines and sign-off procedures. Don't forget that the Research Operations Office operates an internal deadline in advance of the funder deadline.


It's crucial to check funder eligibility before starting the application process.  

Commonly, funder eligibility criteria refer to

  • time since PhD (please note that some funders make allowances for career breaks or parental leave);
  • whether or not you presently have a University affiliation;
  • whether you have a permanent or temporary contract.

This table gives an overview of some of the most popular funding schemes in the arts, humanities and social sciences and a starting point for checking your eligibility. Please also check all eligibility criteria in the funder's most recent scheme notes. 

If you're a College employee, please check the specific guidance provided.

UK Research Councils
Horizon Europe