British Academy – Quantatitive Skills Aquisition Awards

The British Academy has announced a new scheme to support the career development of early career scholars  (within 10 years of the award of the doctorate) who are in established academic posts. The newly announced  Quantitative Skills Acquisition Awards aim to develop and enhance researchers quantitative skills by providing an award to enable early career researchers to spend some time with a mentor at a specialist centre in the field.

The first round of the scheme will run on a pilot basis, with around 20 awards being made.. There will be one call per year. Funding will be available to:

  • support specific skills aquisition
  • benefit outstanding researchers
  • encourage the development of networks and future partnerships

The scheme will enable researchers to spend time with a mentor in a research group specialising in quantative methods, and will also provide some funding to meet the costs of the mentor. Costs of travel, accommodation and subsistence can be applied for, together with a contribution to the cost of teaching relief for the applicant, and the time of the mentor.

Closing date for the pilot round – 31 October 2012.

For further details see the British Academy website.