British Academy International Fellowships

Faculty EOI: 14 February 2024

Funder Deadline: 13 March 2024

The British Academy International Fellowships scheme provides funding for two years for an early career researcher to visit a UK university. This scheme replaces the Newton International Fellowships.

See here for The Institute for European and Comparative Law's invitation for expressions of interest from candidates interested in working in their centre.



Applicants should be working outside the UK and should not hold UK citizenship at the time of application, nor have lived, worked, or undertaken research in the UK in the 12 months immediately prior to the application (excepting short-term visits of less than three months in total, and with the exception of applicants who are refugees in the UK according to the Geneva Convention).

Individuals already working in the UK, or working outside the UK but employed by a UK organisation are not eligible to apply.

Applicants should hold a PhD, or will have a PhD by the time the funding starts, and should have no more than 7 years of active full time postdoctoral experience at the time of application (discounting career breaks, but including teaching experience and/or time spent in industry).

Applicants who completed their PhD at a UK organisation must have been working and based outside the UK for at least one year at the deadline for the application. Applicants proposing to return to their UK-based PhD organisation and/or PhD supervisor or to their post-doctoral supervisor will normally be considered to be ineligible and so applicants must have exceptional reasons for proposing to do so. 


Duration and Value

Awards offer support for two years (80% FEC). Award-holders will be classified as salaried employees (not, as with the previous Newton Fellowships, as visiting researchers on a stipend) and receive a reasonable salary set by their host institution. Applicants may apply for research expenses of up to £12,000 and relocation costs of up to £8,000. 


How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online using the British Academy's Flexi-Grant® Grant Management System (GMS). The deadline for submissions and UK host organisation approval is 13 March 2024 (17:00 GMT)

Internal Deadlines:

Research Services: 6th March 2024

Application First Draft: 21st February 2024

Expression of Interest: 14th February 2024