The British Academy / Wolfson Fellowships 2020-21 guidance notes

Guidance notes for the British Academy/Wolfson Fellowships 2020-21 Competition. Please read these scheme notes carefully. Any incorrectly submitted application will be ineligible for award.

Aim of the scheme

The second round of competition for the British Academy/Wolfson Fellowships continues a joint initiative between the Wolfson Foundation and the British Academy to support the next generation of research and engagement leaders in the humanities and social sciences.

These awards are designed to support early career researchers who show exceptional talent in both research and public engagement, emphasising and demonstrating the importance of academic research and creative thought at a time of rapid political and societal change.

The programme will provide early career academics with the most valuable commodity – time – by releasing them from some of their administration and teaching duties to pursue their research, along with funding for public engagement and travel. The award duration is three years.

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