AHRC – Renew and Upgrade Facilities for Creative and Cultural Research

Closing Date: 27/09/2022

Funding available to renew, repurpose and upgrade research facilities and equipment.

This funding opportunity focuses on (but is not restricted to) developing the research and development capability of smaller specialist institutions (SSIs) such as GuildHE members to enhance their capacity to contribute to the UK’s thriving creative and cultural economy.

All applications to this funding opportunity must meet the following objectives, to:

  • Support the development of world-class research and development capabilities, particularly in the UK’s smaller specialist institutions (SSIs)
  • Improve the visibility and resilience of specialist, practice-led research sectors within the arts and humanities
  • Support the UK’s creative and cultural economy.

This investment will fund three types of activity for practice-led research in eligible institutions:

  • Strand one: equipment upgrade or replacement
  • Strand two: refurbishment or upgrade of small to medium-sized facilities
  • Strand three: new major facilities or the repurposing of major facilities.

Applicants can apply for more than one strand. However, the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) will only accept one application, per strand, per institution.

Applications to more than one strand must not be mutually dependent on each other for successful delivery.

Funding body Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Maximum value £10,000,000
Reference ID S24005
Category Arts and Humanities
Fund or call Fund