- Open for applications
- 7 Oct 2020
- 11 Nov 2020 - 17:00 GMT
- Writing Workshops
The British Academy, as part of the UK’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), is inviting proposals for Writing Workshops in developing countries. These workshops should aim to develop the skills of early career researchers, including supporting and promoting the uptake of their research in journals and publications.
The intention of the Writing Workshops is to cultivate professional networks and mentorship and provide access for early career researchers in developing countries to the academic requirements of journals, including international journals, and to equip them with the necessary knowledge and skills to publish in these journals.
Through the Writing Workshops programme, the British Academy aims to encourage and support early career researchers in developing countries to publish in high impact journals in the fields of the humanities and social sciences, and enable them to develop connections with academics and journal editors based nationally and internationally.
These workshops are normally required to take place physically in ODA-eligible countries. Given the current situation with COVID-19, for this round the Academy will accept applications for either physical or virtual workshops. If a workshop is to take place physically then the application must set out a contingency plan if this proves not possible. If a workshop is to take place virtually then the application must set out how it proposes to ensure a similar level of contact, engagement, and networking as if it were taking place physically. This might include the need for multiple workshops / meetings rather than one physical workshop / meeting.
The lead applicant must be based at a UK university or eligible research institute and be of postdoctoral or above status (or have equivalent research experience). The lead applicant must either be in a permanent position at the institution or have a fixed-term position for the duration of the award. Each application must have at least one co-applicant based in an ODA-eligible country.
All proposals must be ODA-eligible: only projects that have a primary objective which is directly and primarily relevant to the problems of developing countries may be counted as ODA-eligible. ODA eligibility is an essential criterion – projects will only be deemed eligible for funding if they can demonstrate that they satisfy ODA eligibility criteria.
All physical workshops must take place in ODA-eligible countries. All virtual workshops must be aimed at supporting early career researchers based in ODA eligible countries.
Value and duration
Awards are set at a maximum of £20,000. Funding must be used in the direct delivery of the workshops, and can cover travel and related expenses, subsistence costs, clerical assistance and consumables, networking, meeting and / or conference costs. For this round, for those workshops taking place virtually the Academy will provide costs for the support of the organisers of up to £10,000. This is an acknowledgement that virtual working is likely to require a significant ongoing time commitment that the Academy wishes to be able to support.
All workshops must take place before 15 March 2022.
Applications can only be submitted online using the British Academy’s online Flexi-Grant® Grant Management System (GMS) system.
Application deadline: Wednesday 11 November 2020, 17.00 UK time.