British Academy: International Partnership and Mobility Scheme


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.

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:

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.