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7th March, 2019

The British Academy/Wolfson Fellowships

The British Academy is now inviting applications to the British Academy / Wolfson Fellowships. The application form is available online on the Flexi-Grant Application system. The deadline for applications is Friday 15 May 2019, 5pm UK time.

Purpose of the Scheme
The British Academy / Wolfson Fellowships provide early-career academics with the most valuable commodity – time – by releasing them from some of their administration and teaching duties to pursue their research, along with funding for public engagement and travel. The award duration is three years.

These awards are designed to celebrate and empower early-career researchers who show exceptional talent in both research and public engagement, emphasising and demonstrating the importance of academic research and creative thought at a time of rapid political and societal change.

Applicants must be resident in the United Kingdom, within 5 years of the award of their doctorate, and have a permanent post at a UK university or other research institution (including museums and galleries).

Level of Award
The grant maximum is £130,000 across three years. Awards can be used flexibly: at least £90,000 for time buy out, and up to £40,000 for research and travel expenses and dissemination of findings.

The funding is expected to be divided: first, to buy out time of the academic duties of the award-holder in order to focus on their research goals. Secondly, for travel and public engagement across the three years of the award to help with research costs and to undertake dissemination of the findings from the fellowship research locally, nationally and globally.

Applying for this scheme
Applications are available online on the Flexi- Grant application system.

Application deadline: 5pm on 15 May 2019
Decisions (notification via e-mail): by 31 July 2019
Earliest start date: not earlier than 1 January 2020 and not later than 31 March 2020.

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