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Academy Research Projects

New Academy Research Projects adopted in 2012

The Academy issued a call for proposals for the adoption of new Academy Research Projects in 2011 and adopted five new projects as a result. (The call for proposals is only issued periodically, and it is not expected that there will be a new call in 2013.)

The scheme offers the kitemarking of academic excellence to major infrastructural projects or research facilities, intended to produce fundamental works of scholarship, in most cases for the use of a variety of disciplines, rather than to produce interpretative works or monographs. Further details of existing Academy Research Projects are given below.

Academy Research Projects

The Academy grants the title of Academy Research Project to about 50 long-term enterprises, each organised and run by its own Project Committee. These projects aim to make available fundamental research tools of benefit to a wide range of scholars. The following projects are currently supported through this scheme, which offers recognition and limited funding:

Academy Centenary Research Project

After a rigorous process intended to identify major new and innovative strands of long term research in the humanities and social sciences, which will make a significant impact on the development of scholarship in the first part of the twenty-first century, the Academy adopted the following project in 2003 as an Academy Centenary Research Project.

From Lucy to Language: The Archaeology of the Social Brain

Project Director: Professor R I M Dunbar, FBA
Project Director: Professor C S Gamble, FBA
Project Director: Professor J A J Gowlett