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The Academy of Medical Sciences, the British Academy and the Royal Society have today (19 June) announced the first round of recipients of their new research funding scheme, the Newton Advanced Fellowships. The scheme provides established international researchers with an opportunity to develop the research strengths and capabilities of their ...
26 Jun 2015
A dramatic improvement in the UK population's mastery of basic numeracy and statistics needs to happen if the country is to take advantage of the data revolution now sweeping the globe. That's the verdict of a major British Academy report  ...
25 Jun 2015
The British Academy has unveiled its Autumn programme of over 20 events which highlight fascinating new research and shed light of a range on human and social issues. Highlights include Thomas Cromwell Re-imagined, featuring author Hilary Mantell, actor Ben Miles and BBC4's Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch. This panel disussion will take place ...
17 Jun 2015
Following a national competition, 41 higher education and cultural institutions have been awarded small grants of up to £5,000 to participate in the only UK-wide humanities research festival, led by the School of Advanced Study (SAS) at the University of London.  The Being Human festival funding competition was launched in February, ...
10 Jun 2015
The British Academy is looking for researchers to undertake a piece of work on community energy and culture. The research will form part of a broader policy project carried out by the British Academy in parallel with a series of British Academy Debates on Energy and the Environment.The ...
10 Jun 2015
BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) have unveiled the 10 academics - and their research - who will be New Generation Thinkers 2015. Three of the winners have received funding from the British Academy: Dr Daniel Lee, University of Oxford, ...
26 May 2015
The British Academy has launched Rethinking State Fragility, a collection of essays from independent analysts and seasoned practitioners that illustrates some of the challenges and contestation in working in areas of conflict and insecurity, and offers insights for future practice and policy.In this collection there are contributions by Professor Mats ...
20 May 2015
The President of the British Academy, Lord Stern, has written to the new Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Sajid Javid, and the Minister of State for Universities and Science, Jo Johnson.  Lord Stern said: "I have congratulated them on their appointments and said that the Academy looks ...
14 May 2015
The British Academy has today launched its call for evidence for a new project on interdisciplinarity in research and higher education.The call for evidence will ask individual academics, university management, funders and publishers about their experiences of engaging with interdisciplinarity, the success stories and the challenges.  The ...
12 May 2015
The British Academy's fourth biennial Literature Week takes place this week (11-17 May). It explores the magical world of fairy tales and folk tales, literary genres which transcend cultural, historical and national boundaries. Highlights include author and critic Marina Warner in conversation with award-winning ...
11 May 2015

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