British Academy Innovation Fellowships Scheme – Route A: Researcher-led

Closing Date: 08/12/2021

Funding available to enable researchers in the humanities and social sciences to partner with organisations and business in the creative and cultural, public, private and policy sectors in order to address challenges that require innovative approaches and solution.

The British Academy has been funded by the UK government, Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to support a pilot of a new scheme, the Innovation Fellowships.

The Innovation Fellowships scheme will provide funding and support for established early-career and mid-career researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences to partner with organisations and business in the creative and cultural, public, private and policy sectors, to address challenges that require innovative approaches and solutions.

Through the Innovation Fellowships, researchers in the SHAPE community will be supported to create new and deeper links beyond academia, so enabling knowledge mobilisation and translation, as well as individual skills development. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Developing new approaches for supporting innovation across the economy, regions, and society
  • Contributing to and leading on challenges targeted at increasing links with industry and business, broadly defined
  • Improving direct connection of researchers with policymakers, leaders and innovators at local and regional levels.

These Fellowships will forge innovative place-based partnerships to create new intellectual, cultural, community and economic opportunities that will address challenges around economic recovery, societal or policy concerns and bring innovations (including digital and data innovation) into a breadth of sectors.

The Innovation Fellowships scheme has two routes:

  • Route A: Researcher-led
  • Route B: Policy-led.

This call is inviting applications for funding for a researcher-led Innovation Fellowship (Route A), through which applicants must apply with a partner which they have identified. A future call will be annouced to invite applications for a policy-led Innovation Fellowship (Route B) through which applicants will work with one of the Academy’s named policy partners. .

Funding body British Academy (BA)
Maximum value £120,000
Reference ID S22843
Category Arts and Humanities
Economic and Social Research

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