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British Academy/Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowships
British Academy Thank-Offering to Britain Fellowship

The purpose of these awards, funded by the Leverhulme Trust and the Thank-Offering to Britain Fund respectively, and administered by the British Academy, is to provide a period of research leave for one year for established scholars during which they will be able to concentrate on bringing a major piece of research towards completion while their normal teaching and administrative duties are covered by a full-time replacement. The Fellowships are tenable for one year beginning in the autumn of 2010.

These awards are not covered under the Full Economic Costing (FEC) regime. Institutions are not expected to complete a financial appendix to accompany applications made under the scheme as the only cost payable will be the salary of the replacement lecturer, who should be appointed at the usual starting salary for first-time appointments, together with associated employers' costs of NI and USS (and London Allowance where applicable). No other directly incurred, directly allocated or indirect cost can be met by the British Academy or the Leverhulme Trust in connection with this award.

  • Eligibility: The Academy takes no account of an applicant's age or current status (eg Professor, Lecturer) in determining eligibility for these awards. Rather, in all cases, award-holders are expected to be able to disseminate the results of their research not only through publications, but also through feeding into their future academic career after the end of the awards. Any field of study in the humanities and social sciences is suitable for support.
  • Annual Competition
  • Method of Application Applications must be submitted via e-GAP2, the Academy's electronic grant application system.
  • See past awards made under the predecessors of these schemes

Applicants interested in research leave opportunities may also wish to consider the BARDAs scheme