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School of Arts and Humanities


Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Research

A dedicated website is available which combines information for staff about research and research support in the School of Arts and Humanities and the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

The site provides an essential resource for staff about research funding, research support and research opportunities across the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Cambridge. 

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Arts and Humanities Impact Fund

The AHRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) (previously the Arts and Humanities Impact Fund, or AHIF) aims to enhance the non-academic impact of arts and humanities research at the University of Cambridge.

It supports ‘on the ground’ impact and knowledge exchange activities, which enable researchers at all levels to engage with the public, private and third sectors, and provides a sustainable support structure within the University to promote wider and more effective engagement with external non-academic organisations.

The Fund is intended to contribute to the University’s objectives for Knowledge Exchange (KE) which enable researchers to engage proactively and effectively with external partners to drive socioeconomic impact through the exchange, translation and application of knowledge.

The AHRC IAA Impact Fund Call is open to Principal Investigators employed within a University department with project proposals within the AHRC remit. Awards are for between £5,000 and £10,000. Project duration: up to 12 months

The AHRC IAA Early Career Researcher Call is open to early career researcher, e.g. JRFs, Post-docs, BA/Leverhulme fellows, with project proposals within the AHRC remit. Applicants will require a senior researcher to act as a Co-Investigator, to benefit from existing experience in grant management and to facilitate mutual learning between research staff.  Awards are for between £5,000 and £10,000. Project duration: up to 12 months 

The 2022-2023 Impact Flexi-Fund is available to fund timely, tactical opportunities in short time scales, which require a quick turnaround for funding. This could include, but is not limited to, activities such as select committee attendance, workshop organisation, or the creation of short-term impact projects. Funding is also available for initial meetings with non-academic partners that can demonstrate a potential to lead to further impact. Awards will typically not exceed £2,000 and will cover 100% Directly Incurred Costs only.