The British Academy is the UK’s national organisation for the humanities and social sciences. Its role is to inspire, recognise and support excellence in the humanities and social sciences, throughout the UK and internationally, and to champion their role and value. It functions as a Fellowship, a learned society, a funding body and a national forum for the humanities and social sciences.
Now open for the 2016 round, the Academy’s Mid-Career Fellowships aim to support individual researchers with promising research proposals and promote public understanding and engagement with humanities and social sciences.
The Fellowships are designed to permit researchers to take between six months and one year away from other commitments to concentrate on a research project of interest to them, with a requirement that they disseminate and communicate the results of their research to a wide audience, thus contributing to greater public knowledge and awareness of the humanities and social sciences.
To be eligible applicants should:
- Be employed at a UK university or other UK institution of higher education.
- Have already published works of intellectual distinction or have established a significant track record as an excellent communicator and ‘champion’ in their field.
- Be within 15 years of the award of their doctorate (allowance will be made for those applicants who have taken career breaks, and for established scholars without doctorates).
The Mid-Career Fellowships are covered under the Full Economic Costing (fEC) regime. The total value of an award is not expected to exceed £160,000 (BA contribution to fEC), with contribution to salary capped at £80,000.
The deadline for outline applications is 14 September 2016.