Visiting Scholars Scheme
The Visiting Scholars scheme ran from 2007 to 2011. It has been discontinued and replaced by a new International Partnership and Mobility scheme.
The Visiting Scholars scheme enabled postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences from overseas to undertake research visits to the UK of two to six months. The main purpose of visits was to enable the visitor to pursue research. The Academy granted the title of British Academy Visiting Scholar and awarded a maximum of £7,500 funding for the visit intended to cover travel and subsistence costs for the Visiting Scholar for the duration of their stay.
Although applicants from anywhere outside the UK were eligible apply to the scheme, the Academy gave a higher priority to candidates from countries where financial resources to support visits to the UK were not readily available, to candidates who had not previously had the opportunity to work in the UK, and to those initiating new collaborations.