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Funding opportunities

Select a scheme name in the table below for more information on our funding opportunities. To apply online please visit eGAP2, the British Academy’s electronic grant administration system - https://egap.britac.ac.uk/

Title Closing date Eligibility Purpose Period
Sustainable Development Programme 20-07-2016 Researchers of postdoctoral standing (or equivalent) based at UK research institutions. Research Project Grants into developing effective policies and interventions to achieve sustainable development goals in; sustainable governance, sustainable growth, and sustainable human development. Projects will be funded for 16 months beginning from 1 December 2016 and ending on 31 March 2018.
Newton Mobility Grants 14-09-2016 Available for researchers based in South Africa, Turkey, and Vietnam. Researchers must be postdoctoral or above, or with equivalent research experience. Researchers must apply with a UK co-applicant. Newton Mobility Grants provide support for international researchers based in a country covered by the Newton Fund to establish and develop collaboration with UK researchers around a specific jointly defined research project. These one-year awards are particularly suited to initiate new collaborative partnerships, between scholars who have not previously worked together, or new initiatives between scholars who have collaborated in the past. Awards are tenable for one year.
Newton Advanced Fellowships 14-09-2016 Available for researchers based in Malaysia, Mexico, and South Africa. Researchers must be postdoctoral or above, or with equivalent research experience. Researchers must apply with a UK co-applicant. Newton Advanced Fellowships provide early to mid-career international researchers who already have a track record with an opportunity to develop their research strengths and capabilities, and those of their group or network, through training, collaboration and visits with a partner in the UK. Award length depends on country. Please see scheme notes for further information.
JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships Not currently open for applications Applicants must be ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands and hold a doctorate degree, which must have been received within six years prior to the award. The aim of the programme is to help researchers advance their own research while contributing to the progress of research both in Japan and abroad. Awards are for a period of between 12 months to 24 months.
Mid-Career Fellowships Not currently open for applications Applicants must be within 15 years of their PhD and be in an established academic post To provide an individual researcher with relief from teaching and administration to undertake a research project, and in particular to promote public understanding and engagement with the humanities and social sciences Awards are tenable for between 6-12 months
Newton International Fellowships Not currently open for applications Applicants must have a PhD, have no more than 7 years of active full time postdoctoral experience, be working outside the UK, and not hold UK citizenship. The Newton International Fellowships aim to attract the most promising early career postdoctoral researchers from overseas in the fields of natural sciences, physical sciences, medical sciences, social sciences and the humanities. The Newton International Fellowships enable researchers to work for two years at a UK institution with the aim of fostering long-term international collaborations. Awards are tenable for two years.
Newton Fund: Reciprocal Schemes for UK Researchers Not currently open for applications Varies depending on scheme and country. Research funding opportunities for collaborations for UK researchers. Varies depending on scheme and country.
Neil Ker Memorial Fund Not currently open for applications Applicants must be of Postdoctoral Standing (or equivalent). Awards are offered to support any aspect of research, into the promotion of the study of Western medieval manuscripts, in particular those of British interest; that is enabling investigation of their production (including decoration), readership and use in particular. The fund is not intended to support research visits to read manuscripts for their textual/historical or literary purposes. Awards are tenable for between 1 - 24 Months
BA Rising Star Engagement Awards Not currently open for applications Applicants must be within 10 years of the award of their PhD and be in an established academic post To enable engagement in career development through interdisciplinary projects. The focus of the awards is not on the scholarly research undertaken by the recipients, but is intended to support wider engagement activities and events involving a variety of different partners. Awards are tenable for 12 months
BA/Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowships Not currently open for applications Applicants must be of Postdoctoral Standing (or equivalent) and be in an established academic post To enable the completion of a major research project - usually a career defining work. These awards are designed for individuals who need relief from a long burden of teaching and administration in order to bring an existing research project to fruition. Awards are tenable for 12 months
Postdoctoral Fellowships Not currently open for applications Early Career researchers within 3 years of their PhD Fellowship to enable outstanding early career researchers to complete a major research project at a UK Host Institution and increase their chances of building a successful academic career in the Humanities or Social Sciences Awards are tenable for 3 years
Stein-Arnold Exploration Fund Not currently open for applications Applicants must be either British or Hungarian citizens and must also be of Postdoctoral Standing (or equivalent). For the encouragement of research on the antiquities or historical geography or early history or arts of those parts of Asia which come within the sphere of the ancient civilisations of India, China, and Iran, including Central Asia. Awards are tenable for between 1 - 24 Months
Special Funds Not currently open for applications Applicants must be of Postdoctoral standing (or equivalent) The Academy has a number of private funds, from which grants are made for particular and restricted purposes. In the majority of cases funds will be administered through the BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grant scheme Awards are tenable for between 1 - 24 Months
Academy Research Projects Not currently open for applications Applicants must be of Postdoctoral Standing (or equivalent) and be in an established academic post These awards are intended to offer the kitemarking of academic excellence to major long term infrastructural projects or research facilities Open ended
BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants Not currently open for applications Applicants must be of Postdoctoral standing (or equivalent) A Grant of up to £10,000 to cover the cost of Research Expenses only Awards are tenable for between 1 - 24 Months
International Partnership and Mobility Not currently open for applications Researchers must be based at a UK institution, and have a partner based at an institution in Eurasia, China, East Asia, Latin America & Caribbean, Middle East & North Africa, or South Asia. The International Partnership and Mobility Scheme aims to support the development of partnerships between the UK and other areas of the world where research excellence would be strengthened by new, innovative initiatives and links. Awards are for one year, or three years.
Wolfson Research Professorships Not currently open for applications Applicants must be of Postdoctoral standing (or equivalent) and be in an established academic post To provide extended research leave to a small number of the UK’s most outstanding established scholars to enable them to concentrate on a significant research programme. Awards are tenable for 3 years

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