Grant Opportunities

BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants supporting Primary Research in Humanities and Social Sciences in United Kingdom

BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants supporting Primary Research in Humanities and Social Sciences in United Kingdom

Deadline: 3 June 2020

The BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants are available to support primary research in the humanities and social sciences.

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By far the British Academy’s most popular scheme in terms of applications received and number of awards made, the BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants stand as one of the Academy’s highest profile programmes with awards made to academics working at around 100 Institutions around the UK.

Funding Information

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These awards, up to £10,000 in value and tenable for up to 24 months, are provided to cover the cost of the expenses arising from a defined research project.
Earliest Award Start Date – 1st September 2020
Latest Award Start Date – 31st March 2021
Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

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Grants are available for research, at postdoctoral or equivalent level, in the fields of the humanities and the social sciences.
Equivalent experience may include holding, or having held, an established post, having a record of publications in the field and/or having teaching experience.
Postgraduate students are not eligible to apply.
Applicants must be ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands (that is, classed as ‘ordinarily resident’ for tax purposes) or currently employed overseas by a recognised UK overseas research organisation.
UK research organisations based overseas may apply to be recognised by demonstrating that they satisfy both the following conditions:
Organisations which are, or which are constituent parts of, charities registered with the Charity Commission; and
which must be able to demonstrate an independent capability to undertake research in the field or discipline in which they wish to be funded, and to lead the research for which funding is received.
Awards will not be made retrospectively: this means that the work for which support is requested must not have commenced before the award is announced.
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