ODA International Interdisciplinary Research Projects 2024
- Funding status
- Open for applications
- Career stage
- Earliest start date
- 1 Mar 2024
- Scheme opens date
- 4 Aug 2023
- Deadline date
- 01 Nov 2023 - 17:00 GMT
- Duration of award
- 24 months
- Contact details
More about the programme
This programme provides support for UK-based early career researchers working with international partners wishing to develop ODA-eligible interdisciplinary projects involving both the humanities and the social sciences.
The purpose of each project will be to develop new international interdisciplinary research in the humanities and social sciences that is ODA-eligible. Research may be problem-focused, creatively innovative and exploratory, and should bring together relevant disciplines in both the humanities and social sciences, where appropriate, for maximum impact/effect. The Academy requires all applications to fundamentally involve and integrate both the humanities and the social sciences.
The aim of this call is to support international collaborations between early career researchers in the UK and early career researchers in Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Malaysia, Philippines, South Africa, Turkey, Thailand, Vietnam and/or Least Developed Countries on internationally focused ODA-eligible research projects of an interdisciplinary nature involving the humanities AND social sciences. Other than this framing of international interdisciplinary research led by early career researchers that is ODA-eligible, the research itself can be focused on any issue or topic. There are no themes to this call other than the research must be ODA-eligible.
The Academy envisages the awards made through the Programme will:
- Provide opportunities for early career researchers based in the UK and internationally to lead and manage international interdisciplinary research projects and teams;
- Enable early career researchers based in the UK and internationally to gain experience and develop their skills in international research, international collaboration and cross- and interdisciplinary research developing their research and career for the future;
- Advance the research field, knowledge exchange, practice and/or policy development in their chosen area of ODA-eligible research;
- Develop ways of communicating and collaborating in cross-disciplinary and multilingual working, in partnership with colleagues internationally.
International Science Partnerships Fund
This call is supported from the UK’s International Science Partnerships Fund managed by the Department for Science, Innovation & Technology. This funding is focused on enabling UK-based early career researchers to work with early career researchers in Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Malaysia, Philippines, South Africa, Turkey, Thailand, Vietnam and/or Least Developed Countries. In the context of this call, funding from the International Science Partnerships Fund is funded by Official Development Assistance (ODA), therefore applications for this funding must be ODA-eligible.
The Principal Investigator (PI) must be a researcher from the humanities and social sciences and be based at an eligible UK university or research institute. The PI must be of postdoctoral or above status (or have equivalent research experience) and be an early career researcher (up to 7 years post-PhD excluding any career breaks).
The involvement of Co-Applicants based overseas is required. At least one Co-Applicant based outside of the UK must be an early career researcher based in Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Malaysia, Philippines, South Africa, Turkey, Thailand, Vietnam and/or Least Developed Countries.
For more details about the programme and the eligibility requirements, please see the Scheme Notes.
Value and duration
Awards of 24 months in duration and up to £300,000 are available.
Funding can be used to support the time of the Principal Investigator and Co-Applicants; postdoctoral (or equivalent) research assistance; training and development for the PI and ECR Co-Applicants; travel, fieldwork and related expenses; networking costs and university costs in hosting and supporting the project. Awards are offered on an 80% full economic costing basis.
Projects must begin in March/April 2024.
Applications must be submitted online using the British Academy's Grant Management System (GMS), Flexi-Grant®.
The deadline for submissions and UK institutional approval is 1st November 2023, 17:00 (GMT)