Funding for innovative PhD and early career researcher training

AHRCs Collaborative Skills Development Call is aimed at supporting the development of innovative, collaborative training packages for PhD students and early career researchers in the arts and humanities through a range of interventions:

  • Funding of up to £60,000 to offer training and skills development activities to groups of students and Early Career Researchers in several institutions.
  • Funds up to £5,000 to support ECRs to establish and run collaborative training and researcher development activities . 
  • Support for doctoral students to establish and run smaller-scale collaborative activities, with an award limit of £3,000. 

Innovative interventions such as internships, competitions, entrepreneurs-in-residence, etc are encouraged.  Applications will be eligible from any discipline within AHRC’s remit but should focus on:

  • Partnership working including public engagement
  • Entrepreneurship and the Creative Economy
  • Research Skills Enrichment

The closing date is 19th September 2013, please contact if you are interested.  Further information:,1PYAH,71UHKB,64BKR,1


Stacked CoinsEnterprise and Commercial Development still have funding available to encourage employer engagement, specifically work based learning, opportunities within the private sector.

If you are working with an employer to up skill their workforce and you have an opportunity to design new curriculum, modularise existing curriculum (accredited and non-accredited) or you are looking to develop a blended approach to delivery then we would love to hear from you.

Here are just a few examples of the projects we are already funding:

• Development of Distance Learning CIM Certificate and Diploma

• Development of CIM Diploma in Digital Marketing both face-to-face & distance  learning

• Negotiated MSc in Film

• Adapting and accrediting End of Life Care modules

• Technical Certificate for Housing Officers with Housing Plus

For more details please contact Jodie Cataldo at but don’t leave it too late as time is running out quickly – funding must be committed by December 2013.