Awards designed to give an opportunity for extended research leave to a small number of the most outstanding established scholars to enable them to concentrate on a significant research programme, while freed from normal teaching and administrative commitments. Awards will be made for £150,000 over 3 years.

Award value:

Awards are for £150,000 over 3 years (£50,000/year) and it is expected that funds will be used for teaching replacement with the remaining funds used for research expenses.

Read the full scheme details on the British Academy's website.


Details from British Academy website: The Academy takes no account of an applicant's age or current status (e.g. Professor, Lecturer) in determining eligibility for these awards. Rather, in all cases, award-holders are expected to be established scholars with a significant track record of publication. Any field of study in the humanities and social sciences is suitable for support.

Please note that for the 2016-17 round of competitions, applicants may not apply to the BA/Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowship in addition to applying to this year's round of the Wolfson Research Professorships.


Funder deadline: 23rd November 2016

Law Faculty deadline for first draft review: 14th November 2016

Law Faculty deadline for initial expression of interest: 3rd November 2016