British Academy/Leverhulme: Senior Research Fellowships

The British Academy

Grant amount: Up to £49,000

Anticipated deadline: Nov 22, 2018

Applicant type: Faculty Research Scientist

Funding uses: Fellowship, Research

Location of project: United Kingdom

Location of residency: United Kingdom

Degree requirements: Applicants must be within a few years of receiving their PhD

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The BA/Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowships are intended to enable established scholars, needing relief from teaching and administration, to have the time to bring to completion a significant piece of research, through sustained period of leave for one year. 

Particular focus is on individuals who have laboured for a long period of time with little or no prospect of dedicating time towards their project or to produce what, in many cases, hopes to be a career defining work.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The Academy takes no account of an  applicant's age or current status (e.g. Professor, Lecturer) in determining  eligibility for these awards.
    • Rather, in all cases, award-holders are expected  to be able to disseminate the results of their research not only through  publications, but also through feeding into their future academic career after the  end of the awards.
  • Any field of study in the humanities and social sciences is  suitable for support.


  • Please note - Applicants who have already applied to the Academy’s 2016-17 round of the Mid-Career Fellowship scheme, or are intending to apply to the 2016-17 round of the BA/Wolfson Research Professorships, should note that they are not permitted to apply to the BA/Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowship scheme in 2016-17.