British Academy fellowships are prestigious, but applying is simpler than you might imagine
- Don’t be overawed by the scheme; the application is straightforward.
- Projects with strong general interest are likely to fare well.
- Reach out when working up your bid, both to previous fellows and to the British Academy.
- Lean on your research office, which is likely to be of particular help with budgeting.
The British Academy’s Postdoctoral Fellowships, something of a flagship scheme for early-career researchers in the social sciences, arts and humanities, allow grantees to lead their own research project with the goal of producing publishable findings.