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British Academy Rising Star Engagement Awards

British Academy Rising Star Engagement Awards

• Research Funding

Unfortunately, this funding programme will not be running for the 2019 round. Information for the previous round will be kept online for reference only.


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

Scheme Opens: 7th November 2018
Scheme Deadline: 5pm on 12th December 2018
Final Award Announcement: early March 2019

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


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 approximately 25 awards will be made each year.

Award Value

Up to £15,000.

Award Length

Awards are held for a 12 month period.