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60 British Academy Visiting Fellowships for International Students in UK, 2018

­The British Academy is pleased to offer Visiting Fellowships in any discipline within the humanities and the social sciences. Visiting Fellows will work with colleagues at UK host institutions in order to develop new research collaborations and/or deepen existing partnerships.

These Visiting Fellowships illustrate the British Academy’s profound commitment to international engagement and to ensuring that the UK remains an attractive and welcoming place for academics globally.

The British Academy is the UK’s national body for the humanities and social sciences – the study of peoples, cultures, and societies, past, present and future.

 Scholarship Description: 

  • Application Deadline: January 31, 2018
  • Course Level: This is a visiting fellowship programme.
  • Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded in any discipline within the humanities and the social sciences).
  • Scholarship Award: Awards of up to £33,000 are available. Funding can be used to support: the subsistence and accommodation costs of the Visiting Fellow; research expenses; travel expenses; and a contribution of 50% of the total award to enable the UK institution to host the Visiting Fellow. Each Visiting Fellowship may last a maximum of six months.
  • Nationality: International Students
  • Number of Scholarships: It is expected that approximately 60 Visiting Fellowships will be supported under this scheme with the current call.
  • Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: International Students are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

Entrance Requirements:

Suitable candidates for the Visiting Fellowships include researchers active within any discipline within the humanities or the social sciences. They may be talented early career scholars who have only recently obtained their PhD degree; mid-career researchers; or established academics with a considerable track-record of achievement.

Candidates need not necessarily apply to develop collaboration with UK scholars active within the same discipline. These Fellowships are open also to applicants who wish to work with UK colleagues in other areas or disciplines (including scholars within the natural, medical, or engineering sciences), in a cross- or inter-disciplinary way.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

International Scholarships

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Applications must be submitted online using the British Academy’s Flexi-Grant system. For further information, please refer to the scheme notes.

Online Application

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