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Funding Call: The Humanities and Social Sciences Tackling the UK’s International Challenges – British Academy. Deadline: Wednesday 11 October 2017

The British Academy is inviting proposals from UK-based researchers in the humanities and social sciences to develop interdisciplinary projects which bear on our understanding of the UK’s international challenges and opportunities (past, present and future).

Proposals which relate to the themes of Conflict, Stability & Security; Europe’s Futures; Justice, Rights & Equality; and Urban Futures are particularly welcome.

Aims
The purpose of each research project will be to enhance public, cultural and/or policy understanding of international challenges (past, present and future) through the expertise of the humanities and social sciences; develop the awareness required to address matters of international concern; engender new or deepen existing international interdisciplinary research collaborations in the humanities and social sciences in order to yield new understanding for culture, policy and/or research agendas; and further cross-learning between disciplines and/or between academic, policy, cultural, practitioner and public communities on issues that are topical, under-explored or necessitate reframing.

Eligibility requirements
The lead applicant must be based at a UK university or research institute, and be of postdoctoral or above status (or have equivalent research experience). International co-applicants are strongly encouraged.

Value and Duration
Awards are of one-year in duration and are available for up to £50,000. Funding can be used to support research and/or clerical assistance; research expenses and consumables; travel and subsistence; and networking, meeting and conference costs. Awards are not funded on a full economic costs basis, with contributions to overheads an ineligible cost.

Application Process
Applications must be submitted online using the British Academy’s Grant Management System, Flexi-Grant®.

Application deadline: Wednesday 11 October 2017 (17.00 UK Time).

Contact Us
internationalchallenges@britac.ac.uk

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