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AHRC-TORCH Graduate Fund

The AHRC-TORCH Graduate Fund, founded in 2014, offers funding support for interdisciplinary, student-led projects in the Humanities. The fund offers graduate humanities students the opportunity to gain valuable experience in grant-writing and running academic conferences or leading public engagement projects that will enhance their academic practice more generally. The fund is open to applications each Michaelmas Term.

This year applicants are invited to apply to the following funding streams:

• Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

2 awards of up to £1500 for an interdisciplinary graduate conference led by at least two graduate students from different faculties.

• Public Engagement with Research (PER) Project

2 awards of up to £1000 for a public engagement project led by at least two graduate students from different faculties. The activities proposed by the project must involve collaboration with a non-academic organisation.

Proposals will be assessed by a Student Peer Review College and awarded through the AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership, TORCH or Divisional Training budgets as appropriate.

Eligibility criteria:

Each project requires at least two lead applicants from different faculties within the Humanities Division. Applications are open to current doctoral students. Additional contributors from varying career stages and other Divisions are most welcome. The support of each lead applicant's supervisor is required.

Application Guidelines:

Applicants are strongly encouraged to read our Application Guidelines and to attend the AHRC-TORCH Graduate Fund Information Session/Grant Writing Training Session.

Applications can be made here.

For any queries please contact Emily Knight and Rhea Sookdeosingh at

AHRC-TORCH Graduate Fund Projects

Last year, applicants were invited to apply to four different streams and the following projects were awarded funding:



Public Engagement Project