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British Academy Rising Star Engagement Awards 2016 - BARSEAs

New Call for Proposals

Applications to be made through e-GAP

The British Academy is proud to continue its long and significant support for Early Career Researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences.  

The British Academy’s new  Rising Star Engagement Awards (BARSEA) enables established early career scholars to actively engage in the work of the Academy and to enhance their own skills and career development through the organisation of events, training, and mentoring activities for a wide range of other early career researchers.

Please note – this scheme is NOT an offer to enable a scholar to undertake research.

Applications are invited from early career scholars within 10 years of the award of their doctorate, and ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom. Candidates must also be able to demonstrate their academic credentials to be leaders in research through suitable marks of esteem awarded prior to the submission of the application. Please note, applicants are required to have a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA) champion their candidacy. The FBA Champion’s support is an endorsement of both the applicant and the proposed project. The Academy is unable to assist applicants in procuring an FBA Champion.

Applications for this scheme must be submitted via the e-GAP system, accessible at

Applicants need to register in e-GAP, and find full details by following the link to 'funding schemes' from the welcome page. Then click ‘Apply Now’ on the Rising Star Engagement Awards 2015-16 link.

Opens: 9 September 2015
Deadline for submission of applications:  14 October 2015
Deadline for Referees: 28 October 2015
Results expected: late February 2016
Start Date: March 2016 

Detailed scheme notes can be found via e-GAP. All enquiries related to this scheme should be made to Christine Trieu, Research Awards Officer (Early Career Research) via