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Important Changes to Research Grants Scheme

Date posted: 29/05/2008

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Research Committee agreed an important change to the Research Grants Scheme at its meeting on 21 May 2008.

From January 2009 the AHRC will move to ‘open deadlines’ for research grant applications (Standard, Speculative and Early Career routes). This means that from January 2009 applicants will be able to submit standard, speculative and early career research grant applications at any time without having to worry about submitting for specific deadlines. The 5 June 2008 grants deadline will therefore be the last under the old ‘closing dates’ arrangements.

The March 2009 closing date of the research leave scheme is not affected by this move to open dates for research grants nor are any other deadlines under strategic programmes or other funding schemes.

More information on this will be included in the new funding guide, which will be issued later this year.

If you require any further information about these changes, please contact Ian Broadbridge or 0117 987 6681.