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British Academy/Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowships

The 2015-16 Call for Proposals is now closed

The Academy continues to offer the Senior Research Fellowship scheme, with funding generously provided by the Leverhulme Trust (on a non-FEC basis). This enables mid-career scholars to have one year's research leave with funding being provided to cover the costs of replacement teaching. There is an annual closing date in the autumn.

Eligibility: The Academy takes no account of an applicant's age or current status (e.g. 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.

Closing Date

The closing date for the 2015-16 competition passed on 18 November 2015 for awards to be taken up from 1 September 2016. The next annual call is expected to be issued in October 2016

Method of application:  Applications must be submitted via e-GAP2, the Academy's electronic grant application system.

Contact the Research Awards Department for further information.

The Thank-Offering to Britain Fellowship

The Thank-Offering to Britain Fellowship is generously supported by the proceeds of the "Thank-You Britain Fund" following an appeal in the 1960s made by the Association of Jewish Refugees to say thank you to the people of the United Kingdom for their support for refugees fleeing Nazi persecution.

It enables an established scholar to have time away from their normal teaching and administrative responsibilities for one year to concentrate on a major piece of research that is related to "human studies, widely interpreted".

The award is currently offered every other year in the same competition as the BA/Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowships.