The British Academy

Funding Call: Knowledge Frontiers: International Interdisciplinary Research 2021 –  The British Academy is inviting proposals from UK-based researchers in the humanities and social sciences wishing to develop international interdisciplinary projects in collaboration with colleagues from the natural, engineering and / or medical sciences, with a focus on technology, nature and humanity.

Aims
The purpose of each project will be to develop new international research ideas. The Academy is looking to fund applications that break new ground in the collaborations – international and interdisciplinary – they support and the research they aim to undertake. The Academy is aiming to support projects that build understanding internationally across different forms of knowledge and expertise – academic, professional and lay – on the relationships between technology, nature and humanity. The Academy particularly encourages applications led by scholars in the humanities.

Eligibility requirements
The lead applicant must be a researcher from the humanities and social sciences and be based at an eligible UK university or research institute. The lead applicant must be of postdoctoral or above status (or have equivalent research experience). Projects must involve at least one co-applicant from the natural, engineering and / or medical sciences. Collaboration between researchers in different institutions is encouraged, where appropriate, given the nature and aims of the programme, and applications may include co-applicants and other participants from overseas.

Value and duration
The Academy offers awards of up to £200,000 for 24 months in duration with Full Economic Costing at 100%. Projects must begin in March / April 2021 and finish in March / April 2023.

Application process
Applications must be submitted online using the British Academy’s Grant Management System (GMS), Flexi-Grant®.

The deadline for submissions and UK institutional approval is Wednesday 21 October 2020 (17.00 UK time).
Contact details
Email: internationalchallenges@thebritishacademy.ac.uk

About CCCU Research Development

Research Development (RD) is part of the Department of Enterprise, Employability and Research Development. RD is responsible for ensuring that Research and Enterprise is of the highest quality and meets all required internal and external standards, including managing the institutional submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF). RD leads on development and implementation of the institutional research and enterprise integrity policies, processes and best practice. It also hosts the institutional Staff Researcher Development Programme and the Early Career Researcher Programme SPARC, and is responsible for the annual Research Internship programme. RD provides strategic and targeted support for academic staff to seek and secure funding for their research and innovation activities. This includes identification of core funding opportunities and support for proposal development, alongside strategic advice and support for faculties to develop their research portfolio and capacity.

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