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My winning proposal: British Academy is easy access

British Academy fellowships are prestigious, but applying is simpler than you might imagine

 Top tips

  • 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.

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