The British Academy is now inviting applications to the British Academy / Wolfson Fellowships. The application form is available online on the Flexi-Grant Application system. The deadline for applications is Friday 15 May 2019, 5pm UK time.  Full guidelines can be found on the British Academy Website.

Purpose of the Scheme

The British Academy / Wolfson Fellowships provide early-career academics with the most valuable commodity – time – by releasing them from some of their administration and teaching duties to pursue their research, along with funding for public engagement and travel. The award duration is three years.


Applicants must be resident in the United Kingdom, within 5 years of the award of their doctorate, and have a permanent post at a UK university or other research institution (including museums and galleries).

Level of Award

The grant maximum is £130,000 across three years. Awards can be used flexibly: at least £90,000 for time buy out, and up to £40,000 for research and travel expenses and dissemination of findings.


Please allow sufficient time for your application to be reviewed and amended at each stage. This will allow us to support you more effectively and ensure that your proposal is ready for formal submission.

Faculty Expression of Interest: 15 April 2019

Faculty 1st draft review: 29 April 2019

Research Services deadline: 8 May 2019

Funder Deadline: 15 May 2019