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AHRC (External Funder)

The AHRC Follow-on Funding for Impact and Engagement Scheme (FoF) provides funds to support innovative and creative engagements with new audiences and user communities which stimulate pathways to impact. Funds will be awarded for knowledge exchange, public engagement, active dissemination and commercialisation activities that arise unforeseeably during the lifespan of or following an AHRC-funded project. The scheme does not support supplementary funding for the continuation of research activities.


British Academy, The (External Funder)

The British Academy is the UK's national body for the humanities an social sciences - the study of peoples, culture and societies, past, present and future.

British Council

The British Council is a public corporation, a charity and an executive non-departmental public body with operational independence from the UK government, incorporated by royal charter. Its work focuses on promoting cultural relationships and the understanding of different cultures in the UK and other countries and developing a wider knowledge of the UK and the English language. It aims to encourage cultural, scientific, technological and other educational cooperation, and to advance education. The British Council also works with governments, policymakers and scientists to develop policy, professional standards, and participation in English, the arts, education and civil society.


ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (External Funder)

For projects with a considerable Social Sciences element e.g. interdisciplinary projects. Social sciences research and knowledge must be at the core of each activity, whilst having a clear and demonstrable benefit for external partners or audiences.
The IAA supports five pathways and offers up to £20,000. There is also a 'rapid-response' route for up to £3,000.
Further information and application forms can be found here.


Global Research Priorities (Internal Funder)

The GRP programme supports and funds activities (including impact activities) clustered around particular research themes. Each GRP has its own way of managing funds.

You can submit a funding application throughout the year for activities relating to, Coventry City of Culture 2021, Cultures of Translation, Memory, and Culture, Rights and Social Justice, Urban Futures & Global Humanities.


Humanities Research Fund - Impact Strand (Internal Funder)

Funding primarily for impact activities including those which emanate from previously-funded research. There is no upper limit to the amount that can be requested but it is unlikely that any one project will be awarded more than £2,500 although more may be given at the discretion of the HRF Committee.


Institute of Advanced Study (Internal Funder)

The IAS awards offer Warwick academics the opportunity to develop new research areas and research-related outputs. Any activity which advances the mission of IAS can be undertaken with the IAS awards and it is intended that academics can use this resource to undertake more speculative activities that may not be funded from other sources.


Leverhulme Trust (External Funder)

Since its foundation in 1925, the Trust has provided funding for research projects, fellowships, studentships, bursaries, and prizes; it operates across all the academic disciplines, the intention is to support talented individuals as they realise their personal vision in research and professional training.

With annual funding of some £80 million, the Trust is amongst the largest all-subject providers of research funding in the UK


Newton Fund (External Funder)

The Newton Funds primary objective is to reduce poverty by generating and putting into use knowledge and technology to address development challenges and advance development for the poorest people and countries. We will seek to maximise the practical impact of research and innovation to improve the lives and opportunities of the global poor. In achieving this we will grow the research and innovation capacity of developing countries, as well as contributing to the continued strength of the UK’s research and innovation system, and support our wider prosperity and global influence.


Public Engagement Fund (Internal Funder)

The purpose of the fund is to support small projects, act as a contribution/ pilot fund to support a larger project, or support the purchase of equipment to be used in future public engagement events. Up to £1,000 per project can be applied for. This funding runs annually with a deadline line of late October.


The British Academy (External Funder)

The British Academy is the UK's national body for the humanities an social sciences - the study of peoples, culture and societies, past, present and future.


Warwick Ventures Ideas Fund (Internal Funder)

A fund to support Arts and Social Sciences researchers to apply their research to benefit wider society. A maximum of £7,000 can be applied for ways to expand the audiences for the research, novel ways to engage the public in your work, influencing policymakers and campaigners or collaborating with external partners, projects to enable your research to be applied more widely, creating a training package, expanding an existing programme of work, setting up a social enterprise and developing a digital toolkit.

Wellcome Trust (External Funder)

The Wellcome Trust runs a number of public engagement funding awards for innovative projects that allow people to consider, question and debate the key issues raised by research connected to health and the human condition, including engagement fellowships and funding for artistic projects connected to biomedical science. Information on their current funding schemes can be found here.