About the British Academy

The British Academy is the UK’s leader for the humanities and social sciences.

Our purpose is to deepen understanding of people, societies and cultures, enabling everyone to learn, progress and prosper.

Our three roles

The British Academy is

  • an independent fellowship of world-leading scholars and researchers
  • a funding body that supports new research, nationally and internationally
  • a forum for debate and engagement – a voice that champions the humanities and social sciences.

Our Fellows

Fellows of the British Academy

The British Academy is a fellowship of around 1,300 leading national and international academics elected for their distinction in the humanities and social sciences.

Governance of the British Academy

Presidents of the British Academy

Current vacancies

Current vacancies

All current vacancies at the British Academy, the UK’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences.

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