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British Academy: Call for applications to Newton International Fellowships

A new round of Newton International Fellowships – an initiative to fund research collaborations and improve links between UK and overseas researchers – has now opened. The Newton International Fellowships are funded by the British Academy and the Royal Society and aim to attract the most promising early-career post-doctoral researchers from overseas in the fields of the humanities, the natural, physical and social sciences.

The Fellowships enable researchers to work for two years at a UK research institution with the aim of fostering long-term international collaborations. Newton Fellows will receive an allowance of £24,000 to cover subsistence and up to £8,000 to cover research expenses in each year of the Fellowship. A one-off relocation allowance of up to £2,000 is also available. In addition, Newton Fellows may be eligible for follow-up funding of up to £6,000 per annum for up to 10 years following completion of the Fellowship to support activities which will help build long-term links with the UK. The scheme is open to post-doctoral (and equivalent) early-career researchers working outside the UK who do not hold UK citizenship.

Applications are to be made via the Royal Society’s online application system which is available at
https://e-gap.royalsociety.org/ register through the online booking system by Friday 22 November.

The closing date for applications is Monday 10 March 2014. Further details are available from the Newton International Fellowships website: www.newtonfellowships.org

British Academy: International Partnership and Mobility Scheme

Africa

Latin America and The Caribbean

Middle East

South Asia

East Asia

South-East Asia

The British Academy is now inviting applications to its International Partnership and Mobility (IPM) Scheme 2013-14.

Purpose of the Scheme

One-year awards of £10,000 and three-year awards of up to £30,000 are available to support the development of research partnerships between UK scholars and scholars in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, South Asia, East and South-East Asia. Awards cover any branch of the humanities and social sciences, and are intended to focus on collaborative research on a specific theme of mutual interest, rather than purely on establishing networks.

The scheme is intended to initiate the development of long-term, vigorous links between the UK and overseas scholars whilst also encouraging an intra-regional exchange of expertise and knowledge sharing. There is an emphasis on innovative, new initiatives that broaden the UK research base as well as on sustainability, with a good prospect of the work attracting further future funds from other sources and the partnership becoming self-sustaining in the longer term. Partnerships can include a range of related activities, and mobility (in the form of visits in both directions, exchanges, etc.) should form an integral part of proposals.

This year the British Academy expects to make approximately 20 three-year awards and approximately 10 one-year awards.

In this round, a number of one-year partnerships will be co-funded by the National Science Council of Taiwan and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

Eligibility
Applicants must be of postdoctoral or equivalent status (i.e. academic staff with at least one or two years of teaching/research experience) and should be based within a research active institution for the duration of the award.

The principal applicant must be ‘ordinarily resident’ in the United Kingdom. The co-applicant must be an academic based in an institution in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, South Asia, East or South-East Asia.

Level of Award
Grants are offered up to a maximum of £10,000 per year for a period of one year or three years.

For further information regarding the award, including a full list of eligibility criteria, please consult the award’s Scheme Notes, available on e-GAP.

The application form is now available on the Academy’s online e-GAP application system: https://egap.britac.ac.uk

Applications must be submitted via the e-GAP system. Applicants need to register themselves in the system, if not already registered, and should access full details by following the links to ‘funding schemes’ from the personal welcome page, and then the link to this scheme.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 5 February 2014.

Results expected: July 2014 
Earliest Start Date for Research: 1 September 2014

Please contact Research & Income Generation Support at Research & Enterprise for further support/information.

New Call for Proposals: British Academy/Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowships

Application forms for the British Academy / Leverhulme Small Research Grants are now available on e-GAP
https://egap.britac.ac.uk/

The Academy has opened a new call for applications for the Senior Research Fellowship scheme, with funding generously provided by the Leverhulme Trust (on a non-FEC basis). This enables established scholars to have one year’s research leave with funding being provided to cover the costs of replacement teaching.

Applications must be submitted via the e-GAP system, accessible at https://egap.britac.ac.uk/
Intending applicants need to register themselves in the system, if not already registered, and should access full details by following the links to ‘funding schemes’ from the personal welcome page, and then the link to this scheme.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 20 November 2013.

Aim of the award
The aim of the scheme is to allow successful applicants to obtain time freed from normal teaching and administrative commitments. The time bought by the scheme should be devoted to the completion of a major piece of research.

Eligibility
The Academy takes no account of an applicant’s age or current status (eg Professor, Lecturer) in determining eligibility for these awards. Rather, in all cases, award-holders are expected to be able to disseminate the results of their research not only through publications, but also through feeding into their future academic career after the end of the awards. Any field of study in the humanities and social sciences is suitable for support.

Funding
These Fellowships pay for the costs of a replacement lecturer and the salary of the replacement should be commensurate with that of an early career appointment. Awards are held over 12 months, beginning in the autumn of 2014.

Summary timeline:

  • Application forms: available from 14 October 2013
  • Applicant deadline: 20 November 2013
  • Final Results confirmed: March 2014
  • Awards available for starting date: Not earlier than 1 September 2014 and not later than 1 January 2015 

Source: British Academy

JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships for Foreign Researchers

 

 

 

Application forms for the JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships for Foreign Researchers (with British Academy as nominating authority) in 2014 are now available.

The British Academy is currently inviting applications from scholars for theJSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) Postdoctoral Fellowships for Foreign Researchers, where the Academy is a foreign Nominating Authority for the programme. 

Purpose of Fellowships
This scheme is for researchers in the UK who are at an early stage of their career and wish to conduct research in Japan for a period of 12-24 months.

The scheme, which is wholly funded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), provides the opportunity for highly qualified young researchers to conduct cooperative research with leading research groups in universities and other Japanese institutions.

In its capacity as a foreign Nominating Authority, the British Academy is entitled to nominate a quota of candidates each year for the scheme.

Eligibility

For applicants nominated by the British Academy, the research undertaken must be on a subject within the social sciences or humanities. Applicants must have received their PhD within the last six years prior to their application and must be ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom. They must have a research proposal agreed with a Japanese host researcher employed at a Japanese university/research institution.

The scheme is not open to Japanese nationals or to applicants who have previously been awarded a fellowship under the JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme for Foreign Researchers.

Level of Award
The scheme provides subsistence funding as well as a settling-in allowance, a return air ticket and insurance cover. The Japanese host institution may also apply for a research grant of up to ¥1.5 million per year.

JSPS will provide funding for visits of between 12 months minimum and up to 24 months maximum.

Deadline for submission of applications: 5 December 2013
Results expected: March/April 2014
Earliest Start Date for Research: 1 May 2014

Source: http://www.britac.ac.uk/index.cfm

 

New Call for Proposals: British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grants

Application forms for the British Academy / Leverhulme Small Research Grants are now available on e-GAP
https://egap.britac.ac.uk/

The British Academy is currently inviting applications from scholars for the BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants scheme, which is administered by the Academy.

Applications must be submitted via the e-GAP system, accessible at https://egap.britac.ac.uk/

Intending applicants need to register on the system, if not already registered, and should access full details by following the links to ‘funding schemes’ from the welcome page.

Deadline for applications is Wednesday 16 October 2013.

Funding Acknowledgement:
The British Academy announced a major new partnership in January 2012 to support the funding of the Small Research Grants scheme. The scheme offers awards co-sponsored by the Leverhulme Trust, with funding of £1.5 million over 3 years, matching the public funding deriving from the grant made to the Academy via the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills. In addition, the Academy continues to be able to offer some awards derived from funds generously donated by other funders, including the Sino-British Fellowship Trust, the Sir Ernest Cassel Educational Trust, the Modern Humanities Research Association and the Sir John Cass’s Foundation. Successful applicants will be informed of the source of the funding grant, and will be expected to include acknowledgement of the funder and the Academy when disseminating the results of the research.

Purpose of grant
Grants are available to support primary research in the humanities and social sciences. The first recourse for funding should be to the applicant’s own institution (where applicable). Applications will not be considered for less than £500. The maximum grant is £10,000 over two years. Applications for collaborative or individual research projects are equally welcome under this scheme. Applications from international groups of scholars are also welcome, provided there is a UK-based scholar as lead applicant.

Funds are available to facilitate initial project planning and development; to support the direct costs of research; and to enable the advancement of research through workshops or conferences, or visits by or to partner scholars. Applicants may seek support for any combination of eligible activity and cost up to the overall limit of £10,000. The Academy will assess applications equally on their merits, with no preference as to mode of enquiry.

Summary:
Level of grant: Awards up to £10,000
Deadline for submission of applications: 16 October 2013
Results expected: end March 2014
Earliest Start Date for Research: 1 April 2014