British Academy Visiting Fellowships 2025 of £40,000

The British Academy is now accepting applications for the Visiting Fellowships 2025 programme, an outstanding opportunity for international academics to collaborate with UK institutions. This prestigious fellowship enables scholars from any country to be based at a UK higher education or research institution of their choice for up to six months, fostering international research partnerships and professional development.

Key Details

  • Funding Status: Open for applications
  • Career Stage: Postdoctoral or equivalent research
  • Earliest Start Date: 24 March 2025
  • Scheme Opens Date: 12 June 2024
  • Deadline Date: 23 October 2024, 17:00 BST
  • Duration of Award: Three to six months

About the Programme

The Visiting Fellowships programme, funded by the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology, provides a platform for academics in the humanities and social sciences to engage in collaborative projects with UK colleagues. It underscores the British Academy’s dedication to international engagement and aims to:

  • Enhance and build new links between global scholars and UK researchers.
  • Foster opportunities for collaborative research in the humanities and social sciences.
  • Enable academics to undertake research and professional development with UK colleagues.
  • Strengthen the UK’s research bases in these fields.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Visiting Fellowships:

  • Applicants must be at postdoctoral level or have equivalent research experience.
  • Candidates should be based outside of the UK at the time of application.
  • Applicants can be on permanent or fixed-term contracts (fixed-term contracts must not end before the fellowship end date).
  • Independent scholars are welcome to apply.
  • Applicants must have been in contact with their UK host institution prior to applying.
  • The British Academy encourages applications from diverse UK host institutions, historically or structurally disadvantaged groups, low-income countries, and female researchers.

Value and Duration

  • Fellowships last between three to six months.
  • The maximum funding available is £40,000.
  • Applicants can choose their preferred start date within the period from March to August 2025.

Application Process

Applications must be submitted online using the British Academy’s Grant Management System, Flexi-Grant®. The deadline for applications is 17:00 (GMT) on Wednesday, 23rd October 2024.

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(Associate Editor) Dr. Philip Morgan is a postdoctoral fellow and lead author at He earned his Master's and Ph.D. from Stanford before pursuing research in the U.S. on a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship. Leveraging his diverse academic background, Dr. Morgan creates informative articles on scholarships, internships, and fellowships for international students. His expertise and passion empower students to achieve their academic goals through international education opportunities.

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