Call to Join the Student Peer Review College for AHRC-TORCH Graduate Projects


Looking for an insight into writing grant proposals and how they are evaluated? Interested in organising an interdisciplinary project or engaging a wider public audience with your research but are not sure where to start? Want to get familiar with the peer review process? Join the Student Peer Review College for the AHRC-TORCH Graduate Projects and get experience in how research grants are awarded!

We are recruiting graduate students at all stages in their studies to join our Student Peer Review College (SPRC) for reviewing the 2020 AHRC-TORCH Graduate Fund (applications for which are still open and can be found here). The SPRC evaluates the Conference, Podcast, and Public Engagement with Research grant applications, which have been anonymised for unbiased consideration. This anonymised peer review process ensures that the Graduate Fund is fairly allocated based on the criteria applied to all of the projects that we receive. Training as well as evaluation materials will be given to all members of the SPRC ahead of the Graduate Fund application deadline, so no previous experience in peer review is required. The SPRC training session will run on 13th November at 3:00-4:30 via Microsoft Teams. The review process will not be time intensive and enables members of the SPRC to complete their reviews remotely.

If you are interested in joining the SPRC, please register for one of the training session on the 13th November here. If you have any questions concerning the Student Peer Review College or AHRC-TORCH Graduate Fund, please do not hesitate to contact the Graduate Project Coordinators, Francesca Kaes and Glenn Cahilly-Bretzin at

Reviews commence 23 November 2020.