BA/Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowships

The BA/Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowships are intended to enable established scholars, needing relief from teaching and administration, to have the time to bring to completion a significant piece of research, through sustained period of leave for one year.
Closed for applications
Mid-career, Senior researcher
1 Sep 2020
16 Oct 2019
12 months

Particular focus is on individuals who have laboured for a long period of time with little or no prospect of dedicating time towards their project or to produce what, in many cases, hopes to be a career defining work.

Please note - applicants who have already applied to the Academy’s 2019-20 round of the Mid-Career Fellowship scheme should note that they are not permitted to apply to the BA/Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowship scheme in 2019-20.


The Academy takes no account of an applicant's age or current status (e.g. Professor, Lecturer) in determining eligibility for these awards. Rather, in all cases, award-holders are expected to be able to disseminate the results of their research not only through publications, but also through feeding into their future academic career after the end of the awards. Any field of study in the humanities and social sciences is suitable for support. Must be employed in a UK institution.

Award support

Each year through the Senior Research Fellowships competition we hope to make eight awards in total. Seven Fellowships are made possible thanks to the generosity of the Leverhulme Trust, while an occasional additional award, known as the Thank-Offering to Britain Fellowship, is awarded and provided with support from the Association of Jewish Refugees to say thank you to the people of the United Kingdom for their support for refugees fleeing Nazi persecution.

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