The UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council has announced a follow up event looking at developing its green transition programme.

The online event is due to take place on 12 September and is of interest to those applying for funding, researchers, business and PhD students.

Building on the success of the 2021 pilot round, AHRC is inviting proposals to the scaled-up Design Exchange Partnership scheme, part of our Future Observatory: design the green transition programme.

In this round, the AHRC is focusing on the green transition challenges faced by the UK’s island and coastal communities.

The event will enable interested parties to: identify whether the scheme is a good fit for their project or partnership; hear more about the opportunities and common pitfalls of academic, industry or public sector collaborations; receive in-depth guidance on the application process; and ask questions of the panel, including representatives from the AHRC, Future Observatory and the Knowledge Exchange Network.

The AHRC is a non-departmental public body that provides approximately £102 million from the UK government to support research and postgraduate study in the arts and humanities, from languages and law, archaeology and English literature to design and creative and performing arts.

In any one year, the AHRC makes approximately 700 research awards and around 1,350 postgraduate awards. Postgraduate funding is organised through Doctoral Training Partnerships in ten consortia that bring together a total of 72 higher education institutions throughout the UK.

Awards are made after a rigorous peer review process, to ensure that only applications of the highest quality are funded.