AHRC Next Generation Design Research Workshops

The Next Generation Design Research workshops are half-day workshops that will explore the processes involved in applying for an AHRC grant. The workshops will be particularly helpful for researchers looking to secure their first AHRC funding grant and for other researchers looking to find out more about the funding schemes offered by the AHRC.

About the workshops

The Next Generation Design Research workshops have been designed to help you to understand what the AHRC currently funds and how to best prepare your AHRC funding application. On the day, there will be opportunities to meet with past and present AHRC design research award holders and network with other researchers.

The agenda will include a briefing from the AHRC Design Leadership Fellow, Professor Paul Rodgers, presentations from successful AHRC design research award holders, a research support office presentation, a presentation from the AHRC, a Q&A session and networking.

Who should attend?

  • Prospective design research academic leads from universities and IROs
  • Early career design researchers

Why attend?

  • Get inspired and learn how to create proposals with impact with presentations from AHRC funded design researchers.
  • Ask the AHRC team about funding and application processes
  • Meet and network with potential research partners


  • Professor Paul Rodgers, AHRC Design Leadership Fellow @paulstweet
  • Harry Kerr, Portfolio Manager, Creative Arts and Digital Humanities, AHRC
  • Research Support Officer from the host institute
  • Early career design researchers

Are there events in other regions of the UK?

This workshop is part of a nationwide series of workshops taking place during 2017/2018. Other events taking place in the following locations:


If you have a disability or any additional needs and require assistance, please inform p.allen1@lancaster.ac.uk as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.

Get in touch

If you have any queries about the programme or the briefings events, please email us at: p.allen1@lancaster.ac.uk


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