BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants, British Academy

BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants

British Academy

Application deadline: various deadlines

The BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants are available to support primary research in the humanities and social sciences. These awards, up to £10,000 in value and tenable for up to 24 months, are provided to cover the cost of the expenses arising from a defined research project.

By far the British Academy’s most popular scheme in terms of applications received and number of awards made, the BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants stand as one of the Academy’s highest profile programmes with awards in 2015/16 made to academics working at over 100 Institutions around the UK.

These awards, up to £10,000 in value and tenable for up to 24 months, are provided to cover the cost of the expenses arising from a defined research project.

BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants (Autumn 2016)

Scheme Opens – 1 September 2016

Deadline for Applicants – 12 October 2016

Deadline for Institutional Approval – 13 October 2016

Deadline for Referees – 27 October 2016

Final Award Announcement expected – 31 March 2017

Earliest Award Start Date – 1 April 2017

Latest Award Start Date – 31 August 2017

BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants (Spring 2017)

Scheme Opens – 12 April 2017

Deadline for Applicants – 24 May 2017

Deadline for Institutional Approval – 25 May 2017

Deadline for Referees – 8 June 2017

Final Award Announcement expected – 31 August 2017

Earliest Award Start Date – 1 September 2017

Latest Award Start Date – 31 March 2018

Eligibility

Awards are open to postdoctoral scholars (or equivalent) who are ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom. Applications require the approval of the applicant’s employing institution, but are not limited to those of any particular status (e.g. Lecturer, Professor etc). Application may be made by independent scholars (who should choose ‘independent scholar’ as the relevant choice from the list of organisations in e-GAP). Co-applicants may be from anywhere in the world, but the Principal Applicant must be ordinarily resident in the UK.

Level of award

Up to £10,000.

Please note that the funding provided through the Small Research Grants scheme cannot be used to cover the cost of replacement teaching, payment in lieu of salary or computer kit and that the scheme is not covered within the FEC regime – the £10,000 are available to the award-holder only for direct research expenses.

Period of award

Grants are tenable for between 1 and 24 months.

All applications should demonstrate that Academy funds are sought for a clearly defined, discrete piece of research, which will have an identifiable outcome on completion of the Academy-funded component of the research.

The first recourse for funding should be to your own institution (where applicable). Applications will not be considered for less than £500. The maximum grant is £10,000 over two years. Applications for collaborative or individual projects are equally welcome under this scheme. Applications from international groups of scholars are welcome, provided there is a UK-based scholar as lead applicant.

Funds are available to facilitate initial project planning and development; to support the direct costs of research; and to enable the advancement of research through workshops or conferences, or visits by or to partner scholars. Applicants may seek support for any combination of eligible activity and cost up to the overall limit of £10,000. The Academy will assess applications equally on their merits, with no preference as to mode of enquiry.

Grants are not intended to support interchange between UK and overseas scholars where there is no planned programme of activity to meet a clearly specified research objective (dissemination of results of research conducted under the aegis of the project for which funding is sought is a permitted purpose, but applications purely to organise an international conference, whether held in the UK or overseas will not be considered); nor are grants intended solely to support attendance at open conferences organised by a third party or international organisation. (In other words, this scheme does not cover applications that might previously have been made to the now discontinued British Academy’s Conference Support Grant or Overseas Conference Grant schemes, unless there is a direct connection to the dissemination of results of research funded under this proposal.)

For more information and to apply, click here.

BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants, British Academy

Mid-Career Fellowships, British Academy

Mid-Career Fellowships

British Academy

Application deadline: various deadlines

The British Academy intends, through this scheme of Mid-Career Fellowships, both to support outstanding individual researchers with excellent research proposals, and to promote public understanding and engagement with humanities and social sciences.

Application Timetable – Mid-Career Fellowships Outline Stage 2016

  • Scheme Opens – 10 August 2016
  • Deadline for Applicants – 14 September 2016
  • Deadline for Institutional Approval – 15 September 2016
  • Deadline for Referees – 22 September 2016
  • Result of Outline Stage Announcement – December 2016

Aim of the award

The aim of the scheme is to allow successful applicants to obtain time freed from normal teaching and  administrative commitments. The time bought by the scheme should be devoted to  the completion of a major piece of research, and the Academy will also look for  evidence of a clear commitment to a strategy of public engagement with and  communication of the results of the research during the period of the Fellowship.

Scope of the award

The awards support outstanding individual researchers and outstanding communicators who will promote public engagement and understanding of the humanities and social sciences. Applicants will be asked in their proposal to set out specific plans for the dissemination of their research to a broad audience, in addition to publication in the usual  academic press and journals. Awards will be judged both on the excellence of  the research proposed and on the capacity of the applicant to communicate with a broad audience. Applicants are invited to indicate ways in which their proposed programme will contribute to advances in understanding, including public understanding, in their subject area and to the identification of appropriate strategic priorities in the social sciences and humanities.

Eligibility

These Fellowships are awards to individuals employed at UK universities or other UK institutions of higher education, and the Academy is looking particularly to support mid-career scholars. The Academy takes no account of an applicant’s physical age or current status in determining eligibility for these awards. Rather, these awards are intended primarily to provide opportunities for scholars who have already published works of intellectual distinction or have established a significant track record as an excellent communicator and ‘champion’ in their field, and who are normally within no more than 15 years from the award of their doctorate. In considering eligibility, the Academy will make due allowance for applicants who have had career breaks, and for established  scholars who do not have doctorates.

Level of Grant

These Fellowships are covered under the Full Economic Costing (FEC) regime, but the Academy’s contribution to the salary of the Mid-Career Fellow will be capped at an upper limit of £80,000. It  is not expected that the total value of an award will exceed £160,000 (BA contribution to FEC). Awards can be held over a minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 12 months.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Mid-Career Fellowships, British Academy

Postdoctoral Fellowships, British Academy

Postdoctoral Fellowships

British Academy

Application period: open from 24th August 2016 with varying deadlines

The British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships are three-year Fellowship awards made to an annual cohort of outstanding Early Career Scholars.

The aim of the British Academy in making these awards is to offer opportunities for outstanding early career researchers to strengthen their experience of research and teaching in a university environment which will develop their curriculum vitae and improve their prospects of obtaining permanent lecturing posts by the end of the Fellowship. The primary emphasis is on completion of a significant piece of publishable research, which will be assisted by full membership of an academic community of established scholars working in similar fields.

Scheme Timetable – Postdoctoral Fellowships Outline Stage 2016/17

Scheme Opens – 24 August 2016

Deadline for Applicants – 5 October 2016

Deadline for Institutional Approval – 6 October 2016

Deadline for Referees – 13 October 2016

Result of Outline Stage Announcement – January 2017

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be supported by the UK host institution in which they wish to hold the Fellowship
  • Applicants must be within three years of the award of a doctorate (for the 2016-17 competition this means either already having been awarded a doctoral degree following a viva voce examination held on or after 1 April 2014; or having a reasonable expectation that they will have submitted and had their thesis examined by 1 April 2017)
  • Applicants in the 2016-17 competition awarded a PhD following a viva voce examination held prior to 1 April 2014 who are unable to offer extenuating circumstances, such as interruption to their academic career for maternity leave or illness, will not be considered
  • Applicants must be a UK or EEA national, or have completed a doctorate at a UK university. Any applicant who does not fall into one of these categories must demonstrate a strong prior association with the UK academic community, for example through already having been employed in a temporary capacity (longer than twelve months) at a UK university

Number of Awards

Up to 45 awards are expected to be offered

Duration of Award

Awards are for 3 years

Funding

Awards are offered on a Full Economic Costing basis. There is no fixed amount awarded for the Fellowships and the value of award will vary depending on the host institution. Awards cover the salary of the Postdoctoral Fellow to work full-time on the Fellowship, small-scale research expenses (up to a maximum of £6,000), costs towards the time of a mentor (equivalent to one hour per month for the 36 months of the Fellowship) and the host institution’s estates and indirect costs.

Referee

Applicants must be supported by one self-nominated referee. The referee should normally be the external examiner or, if not available, someone else who is as external to the applicant as possible.

For more information, click here.

Postdoctoral Fellowships, British Academy

British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grants

Small Research Grants

British Academy/Leverhulme

Application deadline: 5:00 PM 11th May 2016 (UK)

The British Academy is inviting applications from scholars for the British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grants scheme, which is administered by the Academy.

Applications must be submitted via the e-GAP system. Applicants must register, if they have not already done so, and access details by following the links to ‘funding schemes’ from the personal welcome page, and then the link to this scheme.

Funding

The British Academy announced a major new partnership in January 2012 to support the funding of the Small Research Grants scheme. The scheme offers awards co-sponsored by the Leverhulme Trust, with funding of £1.5 million over 3 years, subsequently renewed, matching the public funding deriving from the grant made to the Academy via the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills. In addition, the Academy continues to be able to offer some awards derived from funds generously donated by other funders, including the Honor Frost Foundation, the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies, the Sino-British Fellowship Trust, the Sir Ernest Cassel Educational Trust, the Modern Humanities Research Association, the JME Trust, the Philosop hy of Education Society of Great Britain and from endowments held by the Academy. All successful applicants will be clearly informed of the source of the funding of their grant when an award has been offered, and will be expected to include due acknowledgement of the funder and the Academy when disseminating the results of the research funded under this scheme.

Purpose of grant

Grants are available to support primary research in the humanities and social sciences. The first recourse for funding should be to your own institution (where applicable). Applications will not be considered for less than £500. The maximum grant is £10,000 over two years. Applications for collaborative or individual research projects are equally welcome under this scheme. Applications from international groups of scholars are welcome, provided there is a UK-based scholar as lead applicant.

Funds are available to facilitate initial project planning and development; to support the direct costs of research; and to enable the advancement of research through workshops or conferences, or visits by or to partner scholars.

Applicants may seek support for any combination of eligible activity and cost up to the overall limit of £10,000. The Academy will assess applications equally on their merits, with no preference as to mode of enquiry.

  • Level of grant: Awards up to £10,000

  • Deadline for submission of applications: 11 May 2016, 5pm UK time

  • Results expected: end July 2016

  • Earliest Start Date for Research: 1 September 2016

British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grants