Researchers at Risk Fellowships

Closing Date: 04/05/2022

This programme offers UK institutions support to host and sponsor researchers at risk.

The British Academy is establishing this Researchers at Risk Fellowships Programme, with the support also of the Academy of Medical Sciences, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal Society and Cara (the Council for At-Risk Academics).

The Programme is supported by £3 million of government funding from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The Nuffield Foundation, an independent charitable trust, is contributing £0.5 million towards the scheme.

The Programme aims to enable UK institutions to provide additional two-year fellowships to researchers at risk. Researchers and innovators supported through this Programme will be able to take up these temporary fellowships at UK institutions, continue their research, enhance their skills and build long-lasting collaborative links with UK counterparts.

The Fellowships will cover the natural sciences, medical and health sciences, engineering, humanities, social sciences and the arts.

The first priority of the Programme will be as a response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which has exposed Ukrainian-based researchers to direct threat.

Funding body Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Maximum value £74,000
Reference ID S23694
Category Arts and Humanities
Economic and Social Research
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Medical Research
Fund or call Fund