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

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
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.

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.

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