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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.


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

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.

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



The British Academy is currently inviting applications from established scholars normally within fifteen years of the award of their doctorate to apply for the BA Mid-Career Fellowship scheme.

The Academy intends, through this scheme, both to support outstanding individual researchers with excellent research proposals, and to promote public understanding and engagement with humanities and social sciences. 

Level of award: Awards do not exceed an Academy contribution of £160,000 under the Full Economic Costing regime.

Summary timeline:
Deadline for submission of applications for Outline Stage: 18 September 2013
Results expected: mid-December 2013
Earliest Start Date for Research: 1 September 2014

Application forms for the outline stage of this scheme are now available on e-GAP: 

Intending applicants need to register 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 Mid-Career Fellowships Outline Stage – ‘Outline Round 2014’. 

Frequently Asked Questions: Mid-Career Fellowship

Proposals for themed volumes in the Proceedings of the British Academy series

The next deadline for editors wishing to submit a proposal for a themed volume of essays in the Proceedings of the British Academy series is 23 August 2013.

The Proceedings of the British Academy is one of the most prestigious series in the humanities and social science. Each volume forms a distinct book, bearing the name of its editor(s) on the cover and available to buy separately, yet each paper is citable as being part of a series with a tradition of excellence dating back over 100 years. Proceedings volumes are published in a traditional high-quality print format (marketed and distributed worldwide by Oxford University Press), but they will also be included within British Academy Publications Online.

Further information, including a link to the appropriate proposal form, can be found at
www.britac.ac.uk/pubs/notes-to-pba-editors.cfm. For assistance and any other enquiries, please contact Research and Income Generation Support at Research and Enterprise.

Proposals are considered three times a year. The next deadline for proposals is 23 August 2013. The following deadline is 12 December 2013.

by The British Academy