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Writing Workshops 2020

This programme aims to further collaborative links between researchers in the UK and in the Global South, and promote the uptake of research emanating from the Global South in academic journals.

More about the programme

Funded by the UK's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

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 support early career academics, promote the uptake of research emanating from developing countries in international journals and further intellectual interaction globally.

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. This will support the progression of their academic careers and promote the visibility of their research in international publications.

Through the Writing Workshops programme, the British Academy aims to encourage and support early career researchers in ODA eligible countries to publish in high impact journals in the fields of the humanities and the social sciences, and enable them to build connections with academics and journal editors based in the UK and elsewhere.

For more details about the programme and the eligibility requirements, please see the Scheme Notes.

Eligibility requirements

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. 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 workshops must take place 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.

All workshops must take place before 15 December 2020.

Application process

Applications can only be submitted online using the British Academy’s Flexi-Grant® Grant Management System.

The deadline for submissions and UK institutional approval is: Wednesday 6 November 2019, 17.00 UK time.

 

For any queries, please contact international@thebritishacademy.ac.uk or +44 (0) 207 969 5220

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Writing Workshops

This programme aims to further collaborative links between researchers in the UK and in the Global South, and promote the uptake of research emanating from the Global South in academic journals.

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