The Global Professorships programme provides mid-career to senior scholars – active in any discipline within the social sciences and the humanities and from any country overseas – with the opportunity to be based for four years in the UK and make a contribution to UK research and higher education.
Each four-year appointment is intended to be a complete project in itself and is expected to involve a specific research focus, although the British Academy does not have a preferred model for the balance of time to be spent between research and teaching (which may vary over the course of the award and will depend on the UK host institution’s needs).
Internationally-recognised mid-career to senior researchers who are currently employed outside the United Kingdom, in any field of the humanities or the social sciences. Applicants must be available to take up an unpaid leave of absence, a long-term secondment or employment at an eligible UK institution.
The aim of the programme is to enable world-class internationally-recognised established scholars to further their individual research goals while strengthening the UK research base and advancing the research goals and strategies of their UK host institutions.
Value and duration
Awards are for a period of 4 years.
The British Academy will provide funding of up to £187,500 per annum, and up to £750,000 over four years.
The host UK institution will be expected to contribute £37,500 per annum (20% of the Academy’s annual contribution) to help support the applicant’s salary in each of the four years.
Applications must be submitted online using the British Academy’s grants application system, Flexi-Grant.
Application, reference, supporting statement and UK host institution application approval deadline: 17.00 (UK time) on Wednesday, 6 March 2019.
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