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Tackling the UK's International Challenges 2017

The projects funded under this programme aim to bring new research ideas and methods to bear on understanding the UK’s international challenges – past, current and future.

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Tackling the UK's International Challenges

The projects funded under this programme aim to bring new research ideas and methods to bear on understanding the UK’s international challenges – past, current and future.

International

We foster international collaboration in the humanities and social sciences, and promote the sharing of international perspectives on global challenges.

More about the programme

The projects funded under this programme are international in scope or orientation, interdisciplinary and/or multi-stakeholder enterprises, pertaining to one or more of the following themes: Urban Futures; Conflict, Stability & Security; Justice, Rights & Equality; and Europe’s Futures. They aim to:

  • Drive change in research agendas through promoting innovative research;
  • Produce policy-relevant insights;
  • Affect public understanding of international challenges and the responses needed to address societal questions of significance to the UK and the world;
  • Further cross-learning between disciplines and/or between academic, policy, practitioner and public communities on issues that are topical, under-explored or necessitate re-framing.

 

This programme is funded by the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Related funding opportunities

Funding Call: The Humanities and Social Sciences Tackling the UK's International Challenges

The British Academy is inviting proposals from UK-based researchers in the humanities and social sciences to develop interdisciplinary projects which bear on our understanding of the UK’s international challenges and opportunities (past, present and future). Proposals will relate to the themes of Conflict, Stability & Security; Europe’s Futures; Justice, Rights & Equality; and Urban Futures. This call for proposals is the third round of this programme, following the first two rounds in 2016 & 2017.

Global Professorships 2018

This new programme is supported under the UK Government’s National Productivity Investment Fund. It aims to demonstrate and further enhance the UK’s commitment to international research partnerships and collaboration as well as strengthen the UK’s research capacity and capability in the humanities and the social sciences.