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Academy Research Projects

Academy Research Projects

The Academy Research Projects are intended to offer the kitemarking of academic excellence to major long term infrastructural projects or research facilities, intended to produce fundamental works of scholarship rather than to produce interpretative works or monographs. The Academy grants the title of Academy Research Project to about 55 long-term enterprises, each organised and run by its own Project Committee. So long as the projects continue to work towards their agreed objectives and remain active and productive, the Academy expects to maintain long-term support. Current projects include some supported since the 1920s and 1930s.

• Research Funding

Please note that only very occasional calls are made for applications to the Academy Research Projects, the most recent in 2014. At present the Academy does not have plans to run another round of this scheme in the near future.

Funded by BEIS (Discovery)

Ongoing Projects

Completed Projects

Academy Centenary Research Project

After a rigorous process intended to identify major new and innovative strands of long term research in the humanities and social sciences, which will make a significant impact on the development of scholarship in the first part of the twenty-first century, the Academy adopted the following project in 2003 as an Academy Centenary Research Project.

From Lucy to Language: The Archaeology of the Social Brain

Project Director: Professor R I M Dunbar,

FBA Project Director: Professor C S Gamble,

FBA Project Director: Professor J A J Gowlett