Funding call – British Academy Research Projects scheme

The British Academy is now accepting applications for the British Academy Research Projects scheme.


The deadline for applications is 17:00 (GMT) on Friday 9 December 2022.


Purpose of the scheme

The Academy Research Projects are intended to offer the kitemarking of academic excellence to major long-term infrastructural projects or research facilities, intended to produce fundamental works of scholarship rather than to produce interpretative works or monographs. The call is aimed at scholars in both humanities and social sciences, and on this occasion the Academy is particularly interested in collaborative projects intended to provide infrastructural resources for other researchers and the wider public, which have a clear focus on longer term sustainability, and a clear plan to move to financial self-stability after a fixed period of core funding from the Academy.



Awards are open to postdoctoral scholars (or equivalent) who are ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom.


Applications may be made by independent scholars (who should choose 'independent scholar' as the relevant choice from the list of organisations in Flexi-Grant®).


Applications are welcome from existing collaborations / research infrastructure projects that are already in progress and have prepared or published material previously.


Please read our scheme guidance notes and FAQs carefully.


Level of award

Up to £25,000 in the first instance (over five years) with the expectation that the projects will be reviewed for further funding if necessary. The maximum grant is £5,000 per annum and it is desirable that the projects will be able to complete within 10 years.


Applying for this scheme

The application form is available on the Academy’s Flexi-Grant® system.

Applicant deadline: 9 December 2022

Results expected: 31 March 2023

Expected project start date: 1 April 2023

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