Being Human Festival 2024: Call for Applications (deadline: 12 April)

Being Human is the UK’s national festival of the humanities. Each year researchers and staff from universities and research organisations are invited to take part in our by organising a public engagement event or activity, rooted in humanities research.

This year’s festival will take place 7–16 November, with the theme ‘Landmarks’. The festival have funding grants on offer to enable public engagement activities to take place as part of the festival. Applicants based at UK Higher Education Institutions and AHRC-recognised independent research organisations are eligible to apply for this funding. All festival activities need to involve a professional humanities researcher in both the planning and delivery.

Funded pathways 

  1. Institutional grants£4,000–£8,000 to organise a Festival Hub (Deadline: Friday 12 April) 
  2. Festival Event grants: up to £4,000 to organise a single event or multiple events (Deadline: Friday 12 April)

Unfunded pathway

  1. Festival Event: organise a festival event that does not require funding from Being Human (Deadline: Friday 7 June) 


Further details, guidance, and answers to some frequently asked questions, are available on the festival's website:

Applying to Being Human Festival 2024 Webinar 

You can find out more about applying to the festival by watching the recording of our online information session ‘Applying to Being Human 2024’: