British Academy Special Funds

The British Academy has a number of special funds, from which grants are made for particular and restricted purposes. The majority of these funds are administered through the BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants scheme.

Ancient Persia Fund

For the study of Iranian or Central Asian studies in the pre-Islamic period

British Accounting and Finance Association

For research into Accounting and Finance, broadly interpreted to cover all aspects of historical and contemporary research on relevant subjects

Elisabeth Barker Fund

For studies in recent European history, particularly the history of Central and Eastern Europe

Elie Kedourie Memorial Fund

For the study of Middle Eastern and Modern European History, and the History of Political Thought


To support research in the fields of artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies and their potential disruptive impact on trust, sustainability, future talent needs and broader issues relating to organisational or societal transformation.

Honor Frost Foundation

To promote the advancement and research of marine and maritime archaeology.

44th International Congress of Americanists Fund

For travel costs relating to Latin American studies

Journal of Moral Education Trust

Research in the fields of moral education, moral psychology, moral philosophy and ethics, Civics and citizenship education and subjects bearing on our understanding of how human beings engage or disengage with moral life.

Leverhulme Trust

The Trust seeks to fund outstanding scholarship, while maintaining a distinctive role within the research funding landscape.

National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), Taiwan

For co-funded collaborative grants between scholars in the UK and in Taiwan in any field of the humanities or social sciences

Neil Ker Memorial Fund

For the study of Western medieval manuscripts. 

Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain

For philosophical research and enquiry into education, as broadly understood.

Sino-British Fellowship Trust

For individual or co-operative research projects in Britain or China

Sir Ernest Cassel Educational Trust Fund

For travel costs relating to a research project (particularly aimed at recent postdoctoral scholars)

Society for the Advancement of Management Studies

For the support of research in Management and Business Studies

Stein-Arnold Exploration Fund

For research on the antiquities, historical geography, early history, or arts of India, China, and Iran, including Central Asia.

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