The British Academy has this week opened up calls for proposals to its Senior Research Fellowships scheme, which is administered by the BA and funded by the Leverhulme Trust.
The purpose of these awards, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, and administered by the British Academy, is to provide a period of research leave for one year for established scholars during which they will be able to concentrate on bringing a major piece of research towards completion while their normal teaching and administrative duties are covered by a full-time replacement. The Fellowships are tenable for one year beginning in the autumn of 2017.
The awards are intended to provide opportunities for those who have already published “works of intellectual distinction” and who have been prevented from completing a major piece of research by heavy teaching and/or administrative duties. Although these are labelled “senior” fellowships, they are primarily targeted at mid-career scholars in the humanities and social sciences. No account is taken of current job title (e.g. Professor, Reader, Lecturer).
If you have already applied to the Academy’s own Mid-Career Fellowship scheme, or if you intend to submit a BA/Wolfson Research Professorship application, then you are not eligible to apply for this grant.
The deadline for applications is 16th November 2016, and these should be made through the BA’s eGap system.
Please contact your Faculty RFPM to discuss prospective applications at an early stage.