About the Visiting Fellowships

Sponsored by the Department for   Science, Innovation and Technology, the Visiting Fellowships program is designed for academics in the humanities and social   sciences. This program is a cornerstone of the British Academy’s commitment to international cooperation and is designed to:

  • Establish and enhance connections between global scholars and UK researchers.
  • Create avenues for joint research initiatives in the humanities and social   sciences.
  • Provide opportunities for academic enrichment and professional development in the UK.
  • Reinforce the UK’s research infrastructure in these critical disciplines.

Eligibility Criteria

To apply for the Visiting Fellowships, candidates must:

  • Hold a postdoctoral level qualification or possess equivalent research expertise.
  • Be residing outside of the UK at the time of the application.
  • Be employed on either a permanent or a fixed-term contract, with fixed-term contracts extending beyond the end of the fellowship period.
  • Independent researchers are also encouraged to apply.
  • Have already established contact with a prospective UK host institution prior to application.

The British Academy promotes inclusivity and strongly encourages applications from diverse backgrounds, underrepresented groups, scholars from low-income nations, and female academics.

Program Overview

Funding Availability

Status: Now Open for Applications

Applicant Criteria

Career Level: Postdoctoral or Comparable Research Experience

Important Dates

  • Application Opening Date: 12 June 2024
  • Application Deadline: 23 October 2024, 17:00 BST
  • Earliest Project Start Date: 24 March 2025


Fellowship Length: Three to Six Months

Fellowship Terms and Financial Support

  • Duration: Fellowships may last from three to six months.
  • Funding Cap: Up to £40,000 is available per fellowship.
  • Start Dates: Fellows may commence their projects anytime from March to August 2025.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates must submit their applications through the British Academy’s Grant Management System, Flexi-Grant®. The final date to apply is 17:00 BST on 23 October 2024.

Apply Here

For further details on the application process and to access the application portal, you can visit the British Academy’s official fellowship page: British Academy Visiting Fellowships 2025. This fellowship is a stellar opportunity for scholars looking to broaden their academic horizons and foster international research collaborations.

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