Shape the Future

COVID-19 vaccine deployment

A rapid review of the science of the behavioural aspects of vaccine uptake and misinformation.

Publish with us – call for proposals now open

The British Academy has been publishing books for over 100 years. From early career scholars to established authors, our publishing programme showcases scholarship in the humanities and social sciences, enriching and shaping academic discourse. We are now accepting proposals for themed volumes in the ‘Proceedings of the British Academy’ series, and for monographs by Academy-support early career researchers.

Funding opportunities

The British Academy / Wolfson Fellowships

Closing date: 25 November 2020

These awards are designed to support early-career researchers who show exceptional talent in both research and public engagement, emphasising and demonstrating the importance of academic research and creative thought at a time of rapid political and societal change.

JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme for Overseas Researchers 2021

Closing date: 16 December 2020

This programmes aims to help early career researchers advance their own research while contributing to the progress of research both in Japan and abroad.

Virtual Sandpits

Closing date: 16 December 2020

The British Academy is inviting applications for participants in international virtual sandpits to take place in February 2021.

Neil Ker Memorial Fund

Closing date: 13 January 2021

The object of this fund, established by the family and friends of Neil R Ker FBA, is to promote the study of Western medieval manuscripts, in particular those of British interest; that is enabling investigation of their production (including decoration), readership and use in particular.

Stein-Arnold Exploration Fund

Closing date: 13 January 2021

The Stein-Arnold Exploration Fund was established according to the terms of the Will of Sir Aurel Stein FBA, to commemorate his friendship with Sir Thomas Arnold FBA, for 'the encouragement of research on the antiquities or historical geography or early history or arts of those parts of Asia which come within the sphere of the ancient civilisations of India, China, and Iran, including Central Asia’.

Education Research in Conflict and Crisis – Bilateral Research Chairs

Closing date: 20 January 2021

The British Academy is inviting proposals to support bilateral partnership research chairs delivering a programme of institutional strengthening on education research in conflict and crisis.

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