original profile Arts and Humanties Research Council

About Us
Established in April 2005, the Arts and Humanities Research Council [AHRC] is a Non-Departmental Public body. AHRC evolved from the Arts and Humanities Research Board, which was founded in 1998. Today, we are sponsored by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (previously DIUS).

Our Vision
Our vision is to be a recognised world leader in advancing arts and humanities research.

Our Strategic Aims

  • To promote and support the production of world-class research in the arts and humanities
  • To promote and support world-class postgraduate training designed to equip graduates for research or other professional careers
  • To raise the profile of arts and humanities research and to be an effective advocate for its social, cultural and economic significance.
  • To strengthen the impact of arts and humanities research by encouraging researchers to disseminate and transfer knowledge to other contexts where it makes a difference

How we are funded
We receive public funding through the Science and Innovation Group which is part of the Department for Business Innovation and Skills.

How we fund others
In the current financial year [2007-08] we will receive approximately £100m to fund research in all the subjects that are within our remit.

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