British Academy Global Professorships

Notify Faculty of Intention to Apply by: 16 September 2024

Funder Deadline: 23 October 2024

This programme provides mid-career to senior scholars – active in any discipline within the social sciences and the humanities and based in any country overseas – with the opportunity to work in the UK for four years. The British Academy are looking to support academics proposing new, coherent and cutting-edge projects that break new ground and involve undertaking high-risk, curiosity-driven research in the humanities and social sciences. 

The aim of the programme is to attract internationally-recognised established scholars to further their individual research goals while enhancing the UK’s commitment to international research partnerships and collaboration and is intended to strengthen the UK’s research excellence and capability in the humanities and the social sciences. 


Value and duration
Awards are expected to run for four years each from a starting date to be agreed with the British Academy. The starting date must not be before 26 March 2025 or after 30 September 2025 The Academy will provide up to £900,000 per award.



  • Applicants must hold a doctoral degree (or have equivalent research experience).
  • Applicants must be available to take up an unpaid leave of absence, a long-term secondment or employment at an eligible UK institution. 
  • Awards are only available to individuals; co-applicants are not permitted.
  • Awards will not be made retrospectively, i.e. the work for which support is requested must not have commenced before the award is announced. 
  • Applicants are required to provide a formal statement of support from a senior member of their proposed host institution in the UK (at minimum Head of Faculty).
  • Applicants are required to nominate one academic referee who is not based at the UK host institution or at the overseas institution at which the applicant is based at the time of application.

Full guidelines are available on the British Academy's webpage


How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online using the British Academy's Grant Management System, Flexi-Grant®

Notify Faculty of Intention to Apply by: 16 September 2024

Faculty 1st draft review: 30 September 2024

Research Services deadline: 16 October 2024 (referees' statements must also ready for submission by this date). 

Funder deadline: Wednesday 23 October 2024, 17:00 BST.