British Academy Global Professorships

The deadline for sending expressions of interest to Institute Directors is Friday 11th February 2022

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Member Institutes of the School of Advanced Study are inviting proposals from suitably qualified applicants for the latest round of the prestigious British Academy Global Professorships scheme.

This programme provides mid-career to senior scholars – active within the social sciences and the humanities and based in any country overseas – with the opportunity to work in the UK for four years.

The Global Professorships are awards for individuals in an institutional setting. Applications must be for new, coherent and cutting-edge projects. The Global Professorships are expected to add significant value to the UK host institutions and vice versa, and thus the projects must be significant, leading to novel and innovative collaborations. The British Academy will provide up to £900,000 per award. Further details can be found here.

The final application deadline is 27th April 2022 (this is the British Academy's deadline for applicants, including referee statement and organisational approval).

All institutions are allowed a maximum of four applications per round. For this reason, this call is being managed centrally with all applications being assessed by a panel. Anyone who wishes to apply for one of these fellowships through the School of Advanced Study should follow the process outlined below:

Application Process

Process: Expressions of interest must be submitted by the end of Friday 11th February to the director of the chosen institute, copying research@sas.ac.uk. Descriptions of our institutes can be found here. The expression of interest should include:

  • CV
  • A 100-word abstract
  • An outline (two pages maximum) of the research proposal, including intended publication outputs – and explanation of why the chosen institution is the best place to host the professorship
  • Confirmation of the applicant’s eligibility under the scheme

Applicants who are to be supported in the fellowship competition by the School of Advanced Study will be notified by 25th February