British Academy Seeks Participation in Virtual Sandpits 2021

The British Academy is inviting applications for participants in international virtual sandpits to take place in February 2021.

Through these virtual sandpits the Academy wishes to engender new thinking, develop interdisciplinary collaborations, and further international engagement with a particular international policy and practice focus.

Participation is open to researchers, particularly early career researchers, based in the UK and internationally across the whole range of the humanities and social sciences.

These virtual sandpits will aim to draw on the insights of the humanities and social sciences to explore the themes of:

Just Transitions

Global (Dis)Order

What is a good city?

There will be three virtual sandpits related to the above themes. Each sandpit will have three sessions of a maximum of two hours each. The sessions will take place on separate days in February 2021. Participants will need to be available for the three sessions.

This call is for applications to participate in the virtual sandpits. It is not an application for funding. Participation in the virtual sandpits is not a guarantee of funding.

Small-scale research funding will be made available after the virtual sandpits, which participants can apply for competitively. The Academy expects there to be around £250,000 available in total across the three themes and the Academy intends to provide opportunities across all three themes.

Applications to participate in the virtual sandpits must be submitted online using the British Academy’s Grant Management System (GMS), Flexi-Grant® by the deadline of 16 December 2020 (5pm UK time).

Successful applicants will be notified in January 2021.

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