Member Institutes and the Digital Humanities hub at the School of Advanced Study are inviting proposals from suitably qualified applicants for the 2023 round of the British Academy Visiting Fellowships scheme.

This programme provides outstanding academics based in any country overseas with the opportunity to be based at a UK higher education or other research institution. The programme is open to academics at any postdoctoral career stage, and in any discipline within the humanities and social sciences.

The aim of this programme is to ensure that the UK remains an attractive, welcoming, and productive research environment for academics globally. Through this programme, the Academy aims to:

  • enhance and build new links between scholars from around the globe and in the UK;
  • foster opportunities and encourage the development of new and future partnerships for collaborative research into the humanities and social sciences;
  • enable academics from across the globe to undertake research and/or professional development with UK colleagues;
  • strengthen the UK’s research bases in the humanities and the social sciences.

The final application deadline for the 2023 scheme is 30 November 2022 (this is the British Academy's deadline for applicants, including institution statement of support and organisational approval). Anyone who wishes to apply for one of these fellowships through the School of Advanced Study should follow the process outlined below:

Process: Expressions of interest must be submitted by Friday 23rd September 2022 to the director of the chosen institute, copying Descriptions of our institutes can be found here. The expression of interest should include:


A 100-word abstract

An outline (two pages maximum) of the research proposal, including intended publication outputs


Applicants who are to be supported in the fellowship competition by the School of Advanced Study will be notified by 3rd October 2022.