The British Academy Research Career Tracker (BARCT)

Proof of concept study

The British Academy has commissioned the Careers Research and Advisory Centre (CRAC) to perform a proof-of-concept study to explore the ability, and advise on the best approach, to track the career pathways of British Academy funded researchers. This is part of the Academy’s wider monitoring and evaluation programme, designed to provide evidence that will be used to understand and demonstrate the impact of its funding in academia and society, and inform development of funding programmes in the future.

For this phase, the British Academy are looking to capture the longer-term outcomes and impacts for award-holders of its early career researcher funding programmes. The first phase of this study encompasses those that received and completed either a Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF) between 1986-2021, or a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award (BARSEA) between 2015-2019.

The British Academy plans to send out a communication in May 2024 to previous recipients of these awards to confirm contact details and willingness to take part in the study. This communication will include an option to correct any contact details as well as to opt out of the study and further communications around it.

Anyone who thinks they are relevant to this study, having held one of the awards in question, but who has not heard from us by the end of May is very welcome to get in touch directly via [email protected] and we will follow up with them.

A full survey for the study will then be circulated in June 2024.

British Academy Lead: Dr Fiona Larner, Head of Monitoring and Evaluation

Careers Research and Advisory Centre Lead: Dr Robin Mellors-Bourne, Director of Research and Intelligence

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Privacy policy

The British Academy takes data privacy seriously. As part of the survey, or any contact, we will process your personal data in accordance with our privacy policy.

The survey will be administered by the Careers Research and Advisory Centre (CRAC) and the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) in accordance with their privacy policies.

CRAC and the IES will capture data via the Snap Surveys platform in accordance with their privacy policy.

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