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4th October, 2021

Funding call – Talent Development Awards Scheme 2021 Competition

The British Academy is now inviting applications to the Talent Development Awards Scheme 2021 competition. The application form is now available online on the Flexi-Grant Application system.

Purpose of the scheme

The British Academy has been funded by the UK government, Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to support a pilot of a new scheme, the Talent Development Awards. 

The aim is to promote the building of skills and capacities for current and future generations, including in core areas like quantitative skills, interdisciplinarity, data science, digital humanities and languages. This scheme aims to promote the acquisition and advancement of skills in relevant areas by UK based researchers, promoting innovative research methods, be that through skills development, collaboration or dissemination.  

The overarching aims of the scheme are to invest in UK talent and skills and as a result to contribute to the development and delivery of high quality regional, national and international research by: 

  • raising the quality of advanced quantitative and / or data science skills used in research; 
  • creating new opportunities for knowledge and skills to exchange across disciplines and sectors; and 
  • promoting language learning and the transferable skills that language learning provides. 

The scheme is intended for established researchers in the humanities and social sciences with a permanent or long-term contract at a UK-based HEI or IRO who wish to experiment with new quantitative methods through a variety of means, or to experiment with methods and vehicles for teaching languages in Higher Education. The awards will in particular be valuable to researchers wishing to pilot new methods and approaches in order to apply for larger grants in the longer term or develop new international partnerships. Intended applicants are encouraged to be creative in their thinking about how these awards can best help advance their research ideas, including through collaborative, partnership working.

Deadline date: 20 Oct 2021

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