British Academy Innovation Fellowships Scheme

Career stage: Early-career, Mid-career

 
The Innovation Fellowships scheme is a dual-route scheme designed 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 solutions.

Scheme overview

The British Academy has been funded by the UK’s Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to support a pilot of a new scheme, the Innovation Fellowships. The Academy is also working on this scheme in partnership with other partners, the details of which will be released in due course by the British Academy. The Innovation Fellowships scheme is a dual-route scheme designed 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 solutions. Both routes require an established researcher to work with a UK-based partner organisation on a specified policy or societal challenge that contributes to the aims of the scheme for a period of up to one year. The Innovation Fellowships scheme has two routes:

Route A: Researcher-led

The British Academy 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. 

Scheme opens date: 13 October 2021.

Application Deadline: 8 December 2021 – 17:00 GMT.

Starting period of award: no earlier than 1 March 2022 and no later than 31 March 2022.

Duration of award: awards can be held for a minimum period of six months and up to a maximum period of 12 months.

Level of award: Route A (Researcher-led) awards will have a maximum award value of £120,000 on a Full Economic Costing (FEC) basis. The Lead Applicant must commit between 0.4 and 0.8 FTE time to the Fellowship.

Route B: Policy-led

The British Academy will shortly be inviting applications for a policy-led Innovation Fellowship (Route B) through which applicants will work with one of our named policy partners. The details of the policy partners for Route B will be released in due course, along with a specific funding call for that route.

Find out more and apply on the British Academy website.