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British Academy Research Projects

March 7, 2014

New Call for Proposals

The British Academy has a strong record in the promotion of collaborative, infrastructural, and often international research. The programme of Academy Research Projects currently gives academic recognition and modest financial support to about 50 projects, and the Academy is now looking to expand this through the adoption of a small number of new projects in the social sciences. This programme does not offer the kind of major funding currently available via the ESRC, and it is expected that any project supported under the scheme will need to be able to demonstrate that it is independently financially viable.

Application forms and further details for the 2014 competition are now available in the online e-GAP system (potential applicants who are not currently registered in the system will need to do this first, by using the ‘register’ option on the log-in page, to obtain access to the system). Please note that the application process involves two stages. In the first instance the Outline Stage form only is available. Only those project directors invited to do so will be able complete the Second Stage Application Form.
The Academy expects to be able to add a small number of new projects to the existing portfolio up to a maximum of four, but there is no specific number of awards available. The Academy reserves the right not to adopt any of the projects proposed. Previous calls for proposals were issued in 2003, (when the Academy received 17 proposals and adopted four projects – a success rate of 23.5%); in 2007 (when the Academy received 72 proposals and adopted eight projects – a success rate of 11%); and in 2011 (when the Academy received 33 proposals and adopted five projects – a success rate of 15%).
The closing date for completed Outline Stage applications is Wednesday, 12 March 2014

To apply, visit BA website: