British Academy issues invitation to tender on impact of research in the humanities and social sciences

21 Apr 2017

 The British Academy has today issued an invitation to tender for work which will deepen its understanding of the benefit of humanities and social sciences research, and the Academy’s role in supporting this.

This commission will contribute to the Academy’s higher education policy work, making the case for the value of the humanities and social sciences.

It is expected that the research objectives would include:

  • Exploration and analysis of any available literature;

  • Analyses of REF2014 impact case studies;

  • Qualitative investigation to understand the nature of impact within and between the humanities and social sciences and that not captured in REF2014.

To find out more detail about the commission, please download the background document here.

Proposals for this work should include proposed methodology, all intended outputs, timelines and a breakdown of potential costs. Please also note any risks or difficulties that you foresee with this project, as well as any steps that might be taken to mitigate them.

Tenders are welcome from a range of organisations and individuals, of no more than 2500 words, excluding CVs of the research team. 

The budget for the research is up to £20,000, half payable on commission, and half on completion. The Academy will cover all costs related to design and print of any outputs.

The deadline for application is midday on Friday 5th May 2017.

For further information, or to express an intention to apply, email Jonathan Matthews, Policy Manager, [email protected].

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