Many academics struggle to get the time to carry out research. This fund from the British Academy offers free time from teaching. British Academy funding if for the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Applications must be made of their online system. Once submitted they need to be approved by the Universities External Projects Team by the deadline of 18/09/13, so make sure you let the team know you are applying in advance. firstname.lastname@example.org
Funding Body: British Academy
Scheme: Mid-career Fellowships
Overview: Time freed from normal teaching and administrative commitments to devote to the completion of a major piece of research.
Through this scheme the academy intends to support individual researchers with excellent research proposals and to promote public understanding and engagement with the humanities and social sciences.
Individuals employed at UK universities or other higher education institutions are eligible to apply. Fellowships are intended primarily to provide opportunities for scholars who have already published works of intellectual distinction or have established a significant track record as an excellent communicator and a champion in their field, and who are normally no more than 15 years from the award of their doctorate.
Fellowships can be held over a minimum of six months and a maximum of 12 months, beginning in the autumn of 2014.
Budget: The total value of a fellowship is not expected to exceed £160,000.
Deadlines: 18 September 2013
Further Information: http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding/guide/midcareer.cfm