British academy

Grants

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

If your question is not answered there, please contact the Research Grants team.

Funding

The British Academy provides a range of grants and funding to support UK and international humanities and social sciences research.

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British Academy Rising Star Engagement Awards (BARSEAs)

New scheme announced December 2014

 

The British Academy has announced a new programme of funding designed to extend its support for early career scholars through a new scheme of Rising Star Engagement Awards. These awards are intended to enable established early career scholars to become actively engaged 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.

 

  • Application forms: available from 3 December 2014
  • Applicant deadline: 21 January 2015
  • Final Results confirmed: end February 2015
  • Awards available for starting date: Not earlier than 1 March 2015 and not later than 31 March 2015

For further details see the Rising Star Engagement Awards page


Further Competition Timetables Update for Spring 2015

BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants

2015 Round (Round 2)

  • Application forms: available from 1 April 2015
  • Applicant deadline: 6 May 2015
  • Final Results confirmed: July 2015
  • Awards available for starting date: Not earlier than 1 September 2015 and not later than 31 March 2016

Competition Timetables 2014-15

The British Academy confirmed the timetables shown below in July 2014. Applicants considering applications for 2015-16 should keep in mind that it is likely that similar timetables will be followed from the summer of 2015. Potential applicants are invited to note the following general points:

  • Application forms are only 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 were available from  27 August 2014
  • Applicant deadline, Outline Stage was 8 October 2014
  • Result of Outline Stage expected: 21 January 2015
  • Application deadline, Second Stage: 25 February 2015
  • Final results confirmed: May 2015
  • Awards available for starting date: Not earlier than 1 September 2015 and not later than 1 January 2016

Mid-Career Fellowships

  • Application forms, Outline Stage were available from  13 August 2014
  • Applicant deadline, Outline Stage was 17 September 2014
  • Result of Outline Stage announced: 3 December 2014
  • Application deadline, Second Stage: 21 January 2015
  • Final results confirmed: March 2015
  • Awards available for starting date: Not earlier than 1 September 2015 and not later than 1 January 2016

BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants

2014-15 Round (Round 1)

  • Application forms were available from  3 September 2014
  • Applicant deadline was 15 October 2014
  • Final Results confirmed: March 2015
  • Awards available for starting date: Not earlier than 1 April 2015 and not later than 31 August 2015

2015 Round (Round 2)

  • Application forms: available from  1 April 2015
  • Applicant deadline: 6 May 2015
  • Final Results confirmed: July 2015
  • Awards available for starting date: Not earlier than 1 September 2015 and not later than 31 March 2016

Skills Acquisition Awards

  • Application forms were available from  3 September 2014
  • Applicant deadline was 29 October 2014
  • Final Results confirmed: March 2015
  • Awards available for starting date: Not earlier than 1 September 2015 and not later than 1 April 2016

BA/Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowships

  • Application forms were available from 15 October 2014
  • Applicant deadline was 19 Novermber 2014
  • Final Results confirmed: March 2015
  • Awards available for starting date: Not earlier than 1 September 2015 and not later than 1 January 2016

Neil Ker Memorial Fund Grants

  • Application forms were available from  22 October 2014
  • Applicant deadline was 3 December 2014
  • Final Results confirmed: March 2015
  • Awards available for starting date: Not earlier than 1 April 2015 and not later than 31 December 2015

Stein-Arnold Exploration Fund Grants

  • Application forms were available from  22 October 2014
  • Applicant deadline was 3 December 2014
  • Final Results confirmed: March 2015
  • Awards available for starting date: Not earlier than 1 April 2015 and not later than 31 December 2015