The British Academy is offering up to 10 Global Professorships to demonstrate and further enhance the UK's commitment to international research partnerships and collaboration as well as strengthen the UK's research capacity and capability in the humanities and the social sciences.
These awards to individuals will be held in an institutional setting. A significant feature of the programme is expected to be the contribution that these researchers will make to advancing the research goals and strategies of their host UK universities.
Each four-year appointment is intended to be a complete project in itself and is expected to involve a specific research focus, although the British Academy does not have a preferred model for the balance of time to be spent between research and teaching (which may vary over the course of the award and will depend on the UK host institution's needs).
Grants are available for world-class internationally-recognised mid-career to senior researchers who are currently employed outside the United Kingdom, on a permanent contract (which may be part-time or full-time) or, if temporary, on a contract that will not end during the course of the grant, in any field of the humanities or the social sciences.
The British Academy will provide up to £187,500 per annum, and up to £750,000 over four years.
Applications must be submitted by the deadline of 19 February 2020.
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