British Academy Rising Star Engagement Awards (BARSEAs) – 2015


A new programme and funding opportunity has been launched by the British Academy designed to extend support of early career researchers working in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

The British Academy Rising Star Engagement Awards (BARSEAs), now open for applications via e-GAP , are intended to enable established early career scholars to become actively engaged in the work of the Academy and to enhance their own skills and career development through:

*the organisation of events,


*mentoring activities

The scheme is *not* an offer to enable a scholar to undertake research.

Applications are invited from early career scholars within 10 years of the award of their doctorate, and ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom. In order to be eligible for this programme, candidates must also be able to demonstrate their academic credentials to be leaders in research through suitable marks of esteem awarded prior to the submission of the application.

Level of award: up to £15,000.

Deadline for submission of applications: 21 January 2015 at 5pm (BST)

 Deadline for Institutional Approval of applications: 22 January 2015 at 5pm (BST)

Results expected: late February 2015

Earliest Start Date for the award to begin: 1st March 2015 and not later than  31st March 2015

For more information on what activities will be supported through this scheme, detailed guidance on what can and cannot be applied for and clarification on eligibility please see the scheme notes which can be found via e-GAP.

All enquiries related to this scheme should be made to

Small Research Grants -Short Deadline!

Funder: British Academy/Leverhulme Trust
Title: Small Research Grants
Deadline: Wednesday 10 April 2013
Value: £10,000 (up to)
Overview: Primary research in the humanities and social sciences. Funds may be used to facilitate initial project planning and development, to support the direct costs of research and to enable the advancement of research through workshops or conferences, or visits by or to partner scholars. All applications should demonstrate that funds are sought for a clearly defined, discrete piece of research with an identifiable outcome. Applications for individual and collaborative projects are equally welcome. International groups of scholars are eligible to apply, provided the lead applicant is a UK-based scholar. Grants are tenable for up to 24 months and are worth between £500 and £10,000.
Plus there is also funding for the following areas:
Up to £1,000 aimed at recent postdoctoral scholars and awards for travel from Funding from the Sir Ernest Cassel Trust.
Up to £10,000 for individual or cooperative research projects relating to Britain or China from the  Sino-British Fellowship Trust.
Up to £500 for the study of ancient Persia and related areas from the Ancient Persia Fund.
Up to £2,500 for research on antiquities, historical geography, early history or arts in parts of Asia from the Stein Arnold Fund
Further information: