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International Grants Officer (GCRF)

We are looking to appoint an International Grants Officer (GCRF) to join the International Research Funding team.

International Grants Officer

£29,640 plus significant benefits
Full time

As the UK’s national body for the humanities and social sciences, the British Academy champions the study of peoples, cultures and societies – past, present and future. Bringing independence, authority and objectivity to complex issues, we contribute significantly to public policy, skills, education and research and help to shape both society and the economy.

We are a key stakeholder in the Government’s new £1.5 billion Global Challenges Research Fund, with responsibility for delivering a far-reaching Sustainable Development Programme. You will help us make it happen as you assist in administering the scheme, involving you in everything from engaging and advising prospective applicants to overseeing assessment and organising awards. Convening selection meetings, co-ordinating payments and refunds, monitoring and evaluating activity and preparing detailed statistical reports, you will enjoy different challenges every day – from implementing marketing plans to representing the Academy at forums and meetings.

You can expect a very high profile and a steep learning curve, so we will expect you to be of graduate calibre and experienced in grant administration and research. Ideally you will bring a humanities or social science background and you will certainly be well versed in the higher education system, very organised and methodical in your approach, and comfortable dealing with changing priorities. Finally, it goes without saying that you are extremely flexible, happy to travel both nationally and internationally – and ready to make your mark from your first day.

The Academy offers 34 days of annual holiday, excellent benefits (including a defined benefit pension scheme) and one of the best locations in London.


The recruitment pack including the job description and person specification is available to download from the right hand side of this page. Once you have had an opportunity to read through both documents carefully, please send a copy of your CV accompanied by a covering letter, outlining why you are particularly suited to this role and how you fulfil the criteria listed within the person specification.

Please also submit a completed equal opportunities form (also available to download from the right hand side of this page), which will be treated confidentially and separated from your application prior to the short listing process.

All applications should be e-mailed to:

The closing date for applications is Midday Thursday 18th August 2016

First Interview Thursday 1st September 2016

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