The British Academy is committed to conducting regular internal reviews, organising consultations, and commissioning independent evaluations of its funding programmes to ensure that they are meeting the needs of researchers and providing opportunities for their career progression and personal ambitions.

Depending on the outcome of these reviews, we make adaptions to the content and structure of our current portfolio of grants, programmes and fellowships as well as exploring the potential for new ones.

Independent evaluations commissioned

In 2018 we commissioned independent evaluations of our BEIS-funded Postdoctoral Fellowships scheme and Mid-Career Fellowship scheme from Cloud Chamber.

Our international programme Cities and Infrastructure was recently evaluated by Technology Development Group.

Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme

Executive summary of evaluation by Cloud Chamber

Mid-Career Fellowships scheme

Executive summary of evaluation by Cloud Chamber

Cities and Infrastructure

Evaluation report by Technology Development Group

Case studies

A selection of case studies from the research we have funded which provide examples of the range of opportunities we offer and the influence and effects of the findings:

Cities & Infrastructure Programme

Case study: Steve Cinderby

Cities & Infrastructure Programme 2017

Case study: Robin Coningham

Cities & Infrastructure Programme 2017

Early Childhood Development Programme

Case study: Sharon Wolf

Early Childhood Development Programme 2017

Mid-Career Fellowship

Case study: Veronica Barassi

Mid-Career Fellowship 2017

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Case study: Ruth Herbert

Postdoctoral Fellowships 2012

Small Research Grants

Case study: Morven McEachern

Small Research Grants 2017

Visiting Fellowships

Case study: Rachel Koopmans

Visiting Fellowships 2018

Case study: Sam Lutalo-Kiingi

Visiting Fellowships 2018

Wolfson Research Professorship

Case study: Hasok Chang

Wolfson Research Professorship 2017

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