Details for November 2017 round

The British Academy is inviting applications from distinguished early career scholars based in the UK for the 2017 British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award (BARSEA).
The British Academy aims to extend its support to a broader cohort of scholars who will actively engage in the life and work of the Academy by encouraging and enabling participation of a wide range of early career researchers in events, training, mentoring, public engagement and policy engagement. This scheme is not an offer of funding for research activity. This scheme is specifically to offer an opportunity for early career researchers who have established their academic credentials and want to enhance their own skills and career development by playing a leading part in enabling the engagement of others through the organisation of engagement events. The awards are for one year, from March 2018. It is expected that up to 35 awards will be made each year up to £15,000 per award.


Applications are invited from early career scholars within 10 years of the award of their doctorate, and ordinarily resident in the United  Kingdom. Candidates must also be able to demonstrate their academic credentials  to be leaders in research through suitable marks of esteem awarded prior to the  submission of the application. Please note, applicants are required to have a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA) champion their candidacy. The FBA Champion’s support is an endorsement of both the applicant and the proposed  project. The Academy is unable to assist applicants in procuring an FBA Champion.

Applications must be submitted via the British Academy Flexi-Grant® Grant Management System.  

Faculty 1st draft review: 27th November 2017

Research Services review: 6th December 2017

Deadline for submission of applications: 13 December 2017 at 5pm (GMT)
Deadline for Institutional Approval: 14 December 2017 at 5pm (GMT)
Result announced before: 31 March 2018
Latest start date: 31st March 2018

Please visit the British Academy's website for further information