AHRC Public Engagement survey

16 March 2011


The AHRC has launched an online survey to help in planning future public engagement priorities and in supporting UK arts and humanities researchers in public engagement work.

The survey itself should take no more than fifteen minutes to complete and the information gathered will be invaluable in providing evidence to support the AHRC's future plans in assisting you and your fellow academics in your engagement with the public, policy makers and the media.

The survey is open now and will close on Sunday April 10th. The results of the survey will be reported on in the Summer.

The survey can be accessed here

Public interest in the arts and humanities has never been greater and never been more important. We hope that the results of the survey will guide how the AHRC and the community of academics, researchers and professionals in the arts and humanities can develop public involvement in our research at this important time.

Arts & Humanities Research Council: Each year the AHRC provides approximately £100 million from the Government to support research and postgraduate study in the arts and humanities, from archaeology and English literature to design and dance. In any one year, the AHRC makes approximately 700 research awards and around 1,000 postgraduate awards. Awards are made after a rigorous peer review process, to ensure that only applications of the highest quality are funded. Arts and humanities researchers constitute nearly a quarter of all research-active staff in the higher education sector. The quality and range of research supported by this investment of public funds not only provides social and cultural benefits but also contributes to the economic success of the UK. See Arts & Humanities Research Council website.