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British Academy Global Professorships

Global Professorships 2018/2019

Internal selection currently closed for the 2018/2019 rounds.


The new Global Professorship programme aims to demonstrate and further enhance the UK’s commitment to international research partnerships and collaboration, and is intended to strengthen the UK’s research capacity and capability in the humanities and the social sciences. Awards are intended for established researchers to support their individual research goals within the context of the strategy of their host UK university.


Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria.  

  • 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. 
  • Applicants must hold a doctoral degree (or have equivalent research experience).
  • Applicants must be available to take up a long-term secondment or employment at an eligible UK university or research organisation. Eligible institutions include but are not limited to the British International Research Institutes.
  • Awards are only available to individuals, to be held in an institutional context. Co-applicants are not permitted.
  • Awards will not be made retrospectively: this means that the work for which support is requested must not have commenced before the award is announced.  
  • Candidates should be based outside the UK at the time of application.  
  • Applicants must demonstrate that they have been in contact with their UK host institution prior to the application. Please note that the British Academy is not able to assist with locating or facilitating contact with UK host institutions.

Applicants who are working outside the UK but are employed primarily by a UK institution are not eligible to apply. 


Awards are expected to run for four years. The British Academy will provide up to £250,000 p.a. for three of the four years, making a total contribution of £750,000 per award. The costs of the fourth year will be expected to be committed in full by the UK host university and will be expected to continue the existing support for the salary of the award holder, and related direct costs of research assistance and research expenses.

Further Information

Please see the Global Professorship Scheme details for more information.

If you wish to submit an application please inform the following contacts:

The Faculty and/or , Director of Research (Projects and Impact). 

, School Research Facilitator (UK), will be able to support further questions about the scheme.

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