British Academy/ Cara/ Leverhulme Researchers at Risk Research Support Grants

The Leverhulme Trust is providing funding of £1,000,000 over five years targeted at providing research support for researchers at risk. Grants are available to support research project activities for eligible researchers in all disciplines except medical and health sciences.
Funding status
Closed for applications
Career stage
Established researcher, Mid-career, Postdoctoral or equivalent research, Senior researcher
Scheme opens date
17 Oct 2022
Deadline date
23 Nov 2022 - 17:00 GMT
Duration of award
The award period for any research support funding will not exceed the duration of the relevant fellowship award.
Contact details

Email: [email protected]

Aims

Applications for collaborative or individual research projects are equally welcome under this scheme.

Funds are available to facilitate initial project planning and development; research assistance; and to enable the advancement of research through conference/workshop or visits by or to partner scholars. Applicants may seek support for any combination of eligible activity and cost up to the overall limit of £10,000. Applications will be assessed equally on their merits, with no preference as to the mode of enquiry.

Eligibility requirements

Eligible researchers include the following except where their research falls within the medical and health sciences which is not eligible:

  • Existing award holders through Cara’s Fellowship Programme.
  • Applicants to Cara’s Fellowship Programme who have been deemed eligible for support and for whom a placement is being sought (awards will only be paid over once the placement is secured).
  • Existing award holders through the British Academy’s Researchers at Risk Fellowship Programme.
  • Applicants to the British Academy’s Researchers at Risk Fellowship Programme (awards will only be paid over once the placement is secured).

In addition, to be eligible for this funding applicants must be active postdoctoral (or equivalent level) researcher. They must hold an appropriate UK visa before the funds can be released.

Value and duration

The maximum grant is £10,000 over the remaining duration of the relevant fellowship award held by the applicant – applications will not be considered for less than £2,000.

The award period for any research support funding will not exceed the duration of the relevant fellowship award that the applicant holds from either the British Academy or Cara.

Selection principles

All applications will undergo an eligibility check to ensure the application is complete and the researcher meets the eligibility criteria.

Eligible proposals will be considered by a Selection Panel convened by the British Academy, which will include representatives of the UK National Academies.

This funding is available on a competitive basis. It is not expected that all applications for funding will be successful.

Applications for this research support funding will be assessed using the following criteria:

  • The merit of the proposed research activity.
  • The impact of the proposed activity on the applicant’s career development.
  • The impact of the proposed activity given the applicant’s current available research support.

Application process

Applications must be submitted online using the British Academy's Grant Management System (GMS), Flexi-Grant®

The deadline for applications for this first round is 5:00pm (GMT) on Wednesday 23 November 2022. The Academy will announce the timings of future rounds in due course.

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