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CONTACT

For more information, including details about the research funding schemes available, please go to the British Academy's e-GAP system at http://egap.britac.ac.uk. You can read  e-GAP's Frequently Asked Questions here.

If your question is not answered there, you may contact the relevant member of the Research Awards Team as noted below, but please be aware that the office experiences a high volume of requests, especially at peak times around deadlines. We aim to answer all requests within a reasonable timeframe. Please contact: 

Helen Langan
Research Awards Officer (Mid-Career Fellowships; Skills Acquisition Awards)
020 7969 5217
grants@britac.ac.uk

Claire McDonagh
Research Awards Officer (Small Research Grants)
020 7969 5217
grants@britac.ac.uk

Enquiries about e-GAP are dealt with by the same team, but are best directed to: e-gap@britac.ac.uk

Dr Ken Emond
Head of Research Awards
020 7969 5265
k.emond@britac.ac.uk

The Academy's e-GAP system

Funding News

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Academy Research Projects

New Call for Proposals

The British Academy has a strong record in the promotion of collaborative, infrastructural, and often international research. The programme of Academy Research Projects currently gives academic recognition and modest financial support to about 50 projects, and the Academy is now looking to expand this through the adoption of a small number of new projects in the social sciences. This programme does not offer the kind of major funding currently available via the ESRC, and it is expected that any project supported under the scheme will need to be able to demonstrate that it is independently financially viable.

Application forms and further details for the 2014 competition are now available in the online e-GAP system (potential applicants who are not currently registered in the system will need to do this first, by using the ‘register’ option on the log-in page, to obtain access to the system). Please note that the application process involves two stages. In the first instance the Outline Stage form only is available. Only those project directors invited to do so will be able complete the Second Stage Application Form.

The Academy expects to be able to add a small number of new projects to the existing portfolio up to a maximum of four, but there is no specific number of awards available. The Academy reserves the right not to adopt any of the projects proposed. Previous calls for proposals were issued in 2003, (when the Academy received 17 proposals and adopted four projects – a success rate of 23.5%); in 2007 (when the Academy received 72 proposals and adopted eight projects – a success rate of 11%); and in 2011 (when the Academy received 33 proposals and adopted five projects – a success rate of 15%).

The closing date for completed Outline Stage applications is Wednesday, 12 March 2014

February 2014


Competition Timetables 2013-14

The British Academy has confirmed that applications will be invited for the following schemes in 2013-14, on the timetables shown below. Potential applicants are invited to note the following general points:

  • Application forms will only be available from the opening date for each competition, and are only available online in the e-GAP system;
  • Application for all schemes requires approval by an applicant’s employing institution (or, in the case of the Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme, by the proposed host institution) – it is essential that intending applicants consult the relevant Research or Finance Office of their institution about internal deadlines for these schemes which may be earlier than the applicant deadlines shown below;
  • Only applications approved by the relevant institution will be considered by the Academy;
  • Application for the BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants scheme may also be made by independent scholars (of postdoctoral or equivalent standing, resident in the UK), who should choose ‘independent scholar’ as the relevant organisation when submitting the application in e-GAP. 

Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • Application forms, Outline Stage: available from  28 August 2013
  • Applicant deadline, Outline Stage: 9 October 2013
  • Result of Outline Stage announced: 22 January 2014
  • Application deadline, Second Stage: 26 February 2014
  • Final results confirmed: May 2014
  • Awards available for starting date: Not earlier than 1 September 2014 and not later than 1 January 2015

Mid-Career Fellowships

  • Application forms, Outline Stage: available from  14 August 2013
  • Applicant deadline, Outline Stage: 18 September 2013
  • Result of Outline Stage announced: 18 December 2013
  • Application deadline, Second Stage: 15 January 2014
  • Final results confirmed: March 2014
  • Awards available for starting date: Not earlier than 1 September 2014 and not later than 1 January 2015

BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants

2013-14 Round (Round 1)

  • Application forms: available from  4 September 2013
  • Applicant deadline: 16 October 2013
  • Final Results confirmed: March 2014
  • Awards available for starting date: Not earlier than 1 April 2014 and not later than 31 August 2014

2014 Round (Round 2)

  • Application forms: available from  4 March 2014
  • Applicant deadline: 16 April 2014
  • Final Results confirmed: July 2014
  • Awards available for starting date: Not earlier than 1 September 2014 and not later than 31 March 2015

Skills Acquisition Awards

  • Application forms: available from  4 September 2013
  • Applicant deadline: 30 October 2013
  • Final Results confirmed: March 2014
  • Awards available for starting date: Not earlier than 1 September 2014 and not later than 1 April 2015

BA/Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowships

  • Application forms: available from  14 October 2013
  • Applicant deadline: 20 November 2013
  • Final Results confirmed: March 2014
  • Awards available for starting date: Not earlier than 1 September 2014 and not later than 1 January 2015

International Partnership and Mobility Awards

  • Application forms: available from 6 November 2013
  • Applicant deadline: 5 February 2014
  • Final Results confirmed: July 2014
  • Awards available for starting date: Not earlier than 1 September 2014 and not later than 31 March 2015

Newton International Fellowships

  • Application forms: available from 15 January 2014
  • Applicant deadline: 10 March 2014
  • Referee deadline: 17 March 2014
  • Final Results confirmed: October 2014
  • Awards available for starting date: 1 January 2015

Neil Ker Memorial Fund Grants

  • Application forms: available from  23 October 2013
  • Applicant deadline: 4 December 2013
  • Final Results confirmed: March 2014
  • Awards available for starting date: Not earlier than 1 April 2014 and not later than 31 December 2014

Stein-Arnold Exploration Fund Grants

  • Application forms: available from  23 October 2013
  • Applicant deadline: 4 December 2013
  • Final Results confirmed: March 2014
  • Awards available for starting date: Not earlier than 1 April 2014 and not later than 31 December 2014

July 2013


BA/Wolfson Research Professorships

The British Academy and the Wolfson Foundation have confirmed the award of four new BA/Wolfson Research Professorships to run from the autumn of 2013. The four successful candidates were chosen from a field of 55 applicants, giving a success rate of just over 7%. The Academy’s Research Awards Committee faced some very difficult decisions in making these awards.

An event to celebrate these awards will be held by the Academy on Tuesday 3 December 2013.

You can see a list of BA/Wolfson Research Professorships 2013 here.

June 2013


BA Skills Acquisition Awards

In September 2012, the Academy launched a pilot scheme enabling early career researchers to develop and enhance their quantitative skills by spending time with a mentor at a specialist centre. The scheme attracted applications from 32 early career scholars in established academic posts. The Research Awards Committee was able to agree to fund 20 of the proposals submitted, benefiting outstanding researchers and encouraging the development of networks and future partnerships. Examples of awards offered include:

  • Dr Nick Malleson who will be mentored by Professor Chris Brunsdon at the University of Liverpool to develop an advanced method based on Multiple-Point Geostatistics that will identify crime ‘hotspots’.
  • Dr Lotte Meteyard who will be mentored by Professor Harald Baayen at Eberhard Karls University in Tuebingen with the aim of developing advanced mixed modelling to analyse complex data sets needed to investigate the structure of the language system, and how it changes with individual differences over the life-span or following impairment.

You can see a list of BA Skills Acquisition Awards 2013 here.

 

June 2013