Posted on 30/11/2012
Professor Mark Llewellyn, Director of the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) took time to visit Royal Holloway on Thursday 29th November.
As part of his visit, Professor Llewellyn discussed a number of issues of common concern focusing on the AHRC's developing strategy. The AHRC published its Delivery Plan in 2010 and is now working on a new Strategic Plan for 2013-18; Professor Llewellyn outlined the AHRC's thinking on a number of issues and sought feedback from Senior Management, Departmental Heads and Directors of Research.
Several current AHRC award holders and Postgraduates also presented their projects,and Peer Review College members held an informal discussion with Professor Llewellyn.
The visit concluded with an open meeting with arts and humanities researchers and others interested in the development of the AHRC’s strategy.
Professor Llewellyn commented:
“I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Royal Holloway. It’s been great to meet with such an impressive range of award-holders to see how they’ve benefited from AHRC funding through Doctoral, Fellowship, Network and large research grant schemes, and to hear about the range of partnerships academics have across the cultural and creative sectors. It was also very useful to meet with members of the AHRC Peer Review College given their expertise plays such a crucial role in ensuring our funding supports the highest quality research in arts and humanities.”
Professor Llewellyn, AHRC Director since January this year, holds responsibility for all areas of research activity, postgraduate funding, peer review, international and Knowledge Exchange issues.
Each year the AHRC provides approximately £100 million from the Government to support research and postgraduate study in the arts and humanities, making hundreds of research awards each year ranging from individual fellowships to major collaborative projects as well as over 1,100 studentship awards.