The British Academy announces over £5 million in funding for outstanding SHAPE researchers from across the globe

5 Oct 2023

The British Academy has announced over £5 million in funding for 15 outstanding SHAPE scholars from across the globe, enabling them to pursue their research at a UK university. Projects funded in this round of the International Fellowships scheme, run jointly with the Royal Society, support new research into a wide range of topics from oligarchic political networks in Ukraine to residential segregation in India.

The Fellowships provide early career researchers with the opportunity to gain experience across international borders, acquire and transfer new skills and knowledge, and foster long-term relationships through networking opportunities.

Funded by the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology, the Fellowships enable talented early-career researchers from any country overseas to work for three years at a UK institution of their choice.

This cohort’s awardees include:

  • ‘Federalism and the Fate of Europe’s Borderlands: The Transnational Search for Alternatives to Empire and Ethnic Nationalism in Eastern Europe, 1880s-1960s' - Dr Marcel Garbos, hosted by the University of Aberdeen
  • ‘Theorising African Feminist Judgements’ - Dr Mariam Kamunyu, hosted by Cardiff University
  • ‘Political Imagination and Political Emotions in Israel/Palestine’ - Dr Livnat Decleve, hosted by the University of Edinburgh
  • ‘Divide and Rule: Oligarchic Political Networks and Patronalism in Ukraine’ - Dr Silviya Nitsova, hosted by the University of Manchester
  • ‘Credence and Chance in a Pluralist Approach to Quantum Theories’ - Dr Jer Steeger, hosted at the University of Bristol
  • ‘The Islamic Glaze Revolution: Artisans and Consumers in the Medieval Central Mediterranean’ - Dr Viva Sacco, hosted at University College London
  • ‘Residential Segregation of Ex-Untouchables in Urban India: The Role of State Institutions’ - Dr Jusmeet Sihra, hosted by the University of Cambridge.

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