The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) is seeking nominations for new members to be appointed to its Peer Review College (PRC).
Peer review lies at the heart of the AHRC’s operations, and they are fully committed to the principle of peer review for the assessment of proposals to our schemes and programmes. PRC members provide expert quality reviews of proposals within their areas of expertise, which inform the AHRC’s decision making processes. Members can also be called upon to sit on assessment or moderation panels and Strategic reviewers can be called upon for guidance. As well as making an important contribution to the AHRC’s peer review processes, the experience gained by membership of the College provides benefits to individuals, departments and higher education institutions.
This is an open call for membership to the AHRC Academic College, although nominees can also additionally apply for membership to any our college groups. The call is open to any organisation that has eligible staff (including organisations from the charitable, third and private sector) and who can supply eligible nominators. The nominations process will need to be centrally managed and supported by the institution (not the nominee), with all nominations being submitted by institutions rather than individual nominees. Nominators please note: You must be a senior staff member or representative within Higher Education Institutions (for example Pro-Vice Chancellor, Dean, Head of School or College, Head of Faculty, Research Director).
Please refer to the PRC Recruitment 2016 Call Document on the PRC News Webpage for further information and application guidance.
The most important part of the guidance is that AHRC insist that all nominations are submitted by a single contact within BU, which will be RKEO. Whilst the deadline for nominations to AHRC is officially 4pm on 22nd September 2016, to ensure that the single contact can submit all applications on behalf of BU, please send your nominations to Jo Garrad no later than 4pm on 20th September 2016 (this is the BU internal deadline).
If successful, College members will be appointed for a term commencing 1 January 2017 and ending 31 December 2020.
Inductions will start in December 2016 and newly appointed members are encouraged to make every effort to attend the Induction to which they will be invited.
If you have any queries regarding the nomination process please do not hesitate to contact:
Russell Leake – Evidence and Analysis Manager
Tel: 01793 416035