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Ba small research grants 2018-2019

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A brief tutorial about the British Academy small research grant scheme (deadline for applications 2018-2019 approaching soon). By Andrea Hajek, Academic Editor.

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Ba small research grants 2018-2019

  1. 1. Life after the Viva Applying for British Academy funding schemes Andrea Hajek, PhD Your Editing Alternative
  2. 2. BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants The BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants are available to support primary research in the humanities and social sciences. These awards, up to £10,000 in value and tenable for up to 24 months, are provided to cover the cost of the expenses arising from a defined research project.
  3. 3. BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants • Scheme Opens - 5 September 2018 • Deadline - 7 November 2018 (5pm UK time) • Final Award Announcement expected - 31 March 2019 • Earliest Award Start Date - 1 April 2019 • Latest Award Start Date - 31 August 2019
  4. 4. Eligibility Awards are open to postdoctoral scholars (or equivalent) who are ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom. Applications require the approval of the applicant's employing institution, but are not limited to those of any particular status. Application may be made by independent scholars (who should choose 'independent scholar' as the relevant choice from the list of organisations in Flexi-Grant). Co-applicants may be from anywhere in the world, but the Principal Applicant must be ordinarily resident in the UK.
  5. 5. Assessment Criteria • academic merit • originality of proposal • relationship to and volume of research already in the field • feasibility of research programme • specificity of scheme of research • intended outcomes
  6. 6. A few tips… • don’t copy and paste! • be clear, coherent and straight to the point • be convincing and self-confident • demonstrate expertise (previous research) • but be innovative and go beyond your previous projects • valorise publications • don’t underestimate impact/KE: be creative and detailed • justify choice of host institution
  7. 7. Want help? I’m a former British Academy small grant and postdoctoral fellowship holder, and I’m here to help! Visit my website to find out what services I offer: https://youreditingalternative.com/

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