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British Academy change of on-line application system.

The British Academy is preparing to migrate from the current e-GAP2 Grants Management System to Flexi-Grant. Flexi-Grant will come online from 1 August 2017 and will provide a modern, user friendly platform with improved features for grant applicants. We expect that new users will be able to register from 9 August 2017.

The application approval process will remain essentially unchanged after implementation. However, one important difference worth noting is the process for submitting references:

In the past, self-nominated references have been requested after approval had been given. In the new system, referees must provide their references before an application can be submitted for approval.

The deadlines within each scheme for submission and approval will be adjusted to accommodate these changes.

Additionally, all currently active e-GAP2 accounts will be migrated to Flexi-Grant from 1 August 2017.

Pre-announcement 4th HERA Joint Research Programme “Public Spaces: Culture and Integration in Europe” (HERA JRP PS)

The Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) Network is planning to implement a new Joint Research Programme under the theme “Public Spaces: Culture and Integration in Europe” (HERA JRP PS). This programme will be implemented and funded by 24 humanities funding organisations with the support of the European Union and is subject to the signature of the Grant Agreement with the European Commission for co-funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

The expected publication date of the Call for Proposals for this HERA Joint Research Programme is 24 August 2017, with the deadline for submitting Outline Proposals on 24 October 2017. Please note that these dates may still be subject to changes. The publication of the call will be announced primarily via the website and

The aim of the HERA JRP “Public Spaces: Culture and Integration in Europe” will be to deepen the theoretical and empirical cultural understanding of public spaces in a European context. The programme has been designed to facilitate a broad range of cultural approaches to conceptualising public space, its structural and processual formations, and its possible outcomes in terms of, for example, integration, exclusion, disintegration, fragmentation, hybridization, amalgamation or transmission. More provisional information about the theme and scope of this call is available below.

The HERA JRP PS Call for Proposals is being prepared by humanities-funding agencies in 24 participating countries and the European Commission. The total budget of the HERA JRP will amount up to 20 M€.

Who can apply?

Eligible scholars located in the HERA JRP PS countries: Austria, Belgium (Wallonia), Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom, irrespective of their nationality. Further details on the funding agencies involved in this call can be found here

Collaborative Research Projects (CRP) proposals can be submitted by balanced consortia involving four or more Principal Investigators based in four or more different HERA JRP PS countries. Applicants are strongly encouraged to take equality and diversity dimension issues into consideration. All research teams will be urged to include non-academic stakeholders as associate partners in their consortiums and they will be required to include an impact section in their application, specifying how their research results will be valorised and communicated to a wider public.

Each CRP consortium can apply for research funding up to a maximum amount of 1 M€. Projects should be between 24 and 36 months in duration and should commence by May 2019. Proposals will be selected in a two-step process involving an independent international Review Panel. The main deliverables of the research projects will be tangible outcomes such as publications, conferences and workshops, reports, policy briefs, public events, and media appearances. Both the HERA JRP PS and the HERA network will seek to increase the impact of these outcomes by encouraging and enabling wide dissemination and knowledge exchange activities.

Further information

All information will be available on the HERA website once the HERA JRP PS Call for Proposals is published (planned 24 August 2017):

  • HERA JRP PS Call for Proposals, including national eligibility requirements and detailed guidelines for preparing and submitting an Outline Proposal;
  • Knowledge Exchange guidance;
  • FAQs and Glossary;
  • Application templates.

A HERA partner search tool has been made available by NCN at:

For more information on the themes and scope of the HERA JRP PS call click here

What should I do now?

  1. Develop a research idea.
  2. Work with your colleagues in the research community to build a project consortium involving researchers in at least four different participating countries.
  3. Go to the partner search facility and announce that you are looking to partner with others on the research topic of your interest (but within the scope of HERA JRP PS Call Topics
  4. Decide whether you would like to be project coordinator or participant in a project.
  5. Review the Outline Proposal application form (published January 2017), and start drafting your Outline Proposal with your consortium.
  6. Have a look at projects that have been successful in previous HERA JRP calls
  7. Start working on the content part of your outline proposal containing a short description of the CRP (max. 2000 words) that outlines
    • What research question(s) does the CRP seek to answer?
    • In what way is the project original and/or innovative?
    • What are the objectives of the CRP?
    • By what methods will the research question(s) be tackled?
    • How are the skills of the partners complementary?
    • What is the added value in tackling your research question(s) from a European trans-national perspective?
    • How will partners work together? What management and coordination structures are proposed?
    • What is the significance of the research question(s)? How will these contribute to the “Public Spaces: Culture and Integration in Europe” theme?
    • What is the potential impact of the proposed research to both academic disciplines, and relevant stakeholders and user communities?
    • How will the CRP engage in knowledge exchange or active dissemination engaging user communities and audiences outside academia?
  8. Be alert to the official announcement (expected August 24) and get ready to submit your application online.

This announcement is preliminary. Specific details might change.

Disrupting Internationalisation Discourses: Discussing Equity and Inclusion Wednesday 19 July, 9.30am-4pm Gardner Tower, Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, University of Sussex

This seminar draws together international expertise to re-think and challenge existing research on higher education and internationalisation by highlighting the importance of debates about equity and inclusion.

Keynote presentations:

  1. Professor Sue Webb, Monash University, Australia Re-working equity in globalised higher education: Access to university in Australia for people seeking asylum
  2. Dr Linda Morrice, University of Sussex, The global crisis of refugee education:The neglect of young people and adults
  3. Dr Terri Kim, University of East London, Academic mobility, transnational identity capital, and stratification under conditions of academic capitalism
  4. Lee Rensimer, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Buy British, Be Global: Marketing mobility to expatriates at international branch campuses


Including presentations from visiting Roma scholars on the theme:

‘Reflections on equity, inclusion and internationalisation: What might that mean for the Roma in Europe?’

Reserve your place at:


Sociology Group Event Thursday 9 November 2017 at UCL

This one-day event brings together scholars
conducting research on elites and/or education
to initiate dialogues within and beyond the
• We will assess the field’s current strengths
and weaknesses, gaps and silences;
• Identify some ways we might enrich its
future through critical reflection on existing
work and the deployment and/or development
of novel theoretical and methodological
• consider how studies of elites and
education potentially contribute to other fields
of educational and disciplinary inquiry.

10am – 6pm
Including a book launch reception

Please register at:

Studies of elites
and education:
Fresh directions
and connections
Room 642, 20 Bedford
Way, London WC1H 0AL

Speakers include:Becky Francis, Jane Kenway, Agnès van Zanten, Arathi Sriprakash, Johanna Waters, Avril Keating, Valerie Hey, Hugh Lauder, Terri Kim, Caroline Knowles, Miriam David, Debbie Epstein, Claire Maxwell, Louise Archer


The Independent Social Research Foundation wishes to support independent-minded researchers to explore and present original research ideas which take new approaches, and suggest new solutions, to real world social problems. Such work would be unlikely to be funded by existing funding bodies.

The foundation intends to award on a competitive basis, to candidates of sufficient merit, a small number of grants providing flexible support (for instance: relief from teaching and/or administration, research and travel expenses, fieldwork and practical work) for a period of (up to) one year for the activities of a small research group.

The awards are intended as enabling one or more short periods of face-to-face joint group work such as workshops, working-in-pairs, or short academic visits (e-working, video-conferencing or Skype expenses are not included) over a period of up to one year, and must be taken up no later than end of December 2018.

The amount of an award depends on the nature of the work proposed and individual circumstances – the ISRF expects applications for grants up to a maximum of £5,000.

Scholars from within Europe are eligible to apply as Principal Investigator(s) to lead a small group of 2-10 scholars (which may include graduate students).  Principal applicants should hold a PhD and will normally have a permanent appointment at an institution of higher education and research. Applications may be made by those whose sole or principal post is a part-time equivalent. Independent scholars with an academic affiliation may also apply.

Applicants should consult the Criteria as set out on the ISRF website and show that they meet them. Applicants should follow the Application procedure and should present their Proposal in the format specified there