The purpose of each project will be to bring original interdisciplinary research ideas from the humanities and social sciences to bear on our understanding of the international challenges and opportunities which the UK has faced, is facing and will face. The projects awarded will aim to deliver specific academic, public, cultural and/or policy-relevant outputs.
For this scheme originality can arise also from looking at material (such as archival material) in new ways or bringing forth new understanding from material that has previously been unknown or less well known, or innovative combinations of researchers (and/or practitioners) in an interdisciplinary manner.
The lead applicant must be based at a UK university or research institute, and be of postdoctoral or above status (or have equivalent research experience). International co-applicants are strongly encouraged.
Value and Duration
Awards are of 18 months in duration and are available for up to £50,000. Funding can be used to support research and/or clerical assistance; research expenses and consumables; travel and subsistence; and networking, meeting and conference costs. Awards are not funded on a full economic costs basis, with contributions to overheads an ineligible cost.
Applications must be submitted online using the British Academy's Grant Management System, Flexi-Grant®.
Application deadline: Wednesday 3 October 2018 (17.00 UK Time)
Host Institution deadline: Thursday 4 October 2018 (17.00 UK Time)
Funding for the projects will begin on 31 January 2019.
Please note that the date given on the Flexi-Grant application form refers to the institutional approval deadline only; applicants must submit their proposals by 5pm UK time on Wednesday 3 October 2018 for them to be considered eligible. The website will be monitored, and any attempts to change proposals or to submit them after 5pm on 3 October will render your application ineligible.
If you have a question about this scheme, please first consult the scheme notes which contain more detailed information. If the answer is still not available, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.