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British Academy Rising Star Engagement Awards

British Academy Rising Star Engagement Awards

The Academy’s Rising Star Engagement Awards are made to distinguished early career academics to enable engagement in career development through interdisciplinary projects.

• Research Funding

The British Academy’s Rising Star Engagement Awards (BARSEAs) are designed to enable established early career academics to actively engage in the work of the Academy and to enhance their own skills and career development through the organisation of events, training, and mentoring activities for a wide range of other early career researchers.


Please note – this scheme is NOT an offer to  enable a scholar to undertake research.


Application Timetable - 2017-18 BARSEAs


Scheme Opens: 7th November 2017

Deadline for Applicants: 5pm on 13th December 2017

Deadline for Institutional Approval: 5pm on 14th December 2017

Final Award Announcement expected: March 2017



Applications are invited from early career scholars within 10 years of the award of their doctorate, and ordinarily resident in the United  Kingdom. Candidates must also be able to demonstrate their academic credentials  to be leaders in research through suitable marks of esteem awarded prior to the  submission of the application. Please note, applicants are required to have a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA) champion their candidacy. The FBA Champion’s support is an endorsement of both the applicant and the proposed  project. The Academy is unable to assist applicants in procuring an FBA Champion.

Number of Awards

It is expected that up to 35 awards will be made each year.

Award Value

Up to £15,000.

Award Length

Awards are held for a 12 month period.

Applications must be submitted through the British Academy Flexi-Grant portal.

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