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British Academy seeks to attract international stars

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The British Academy’s Global Professorships scheme aims to attract stellar researchers to the UK. Philip Lewis, the academy’s head of international, has some advice for potential applicants.

Philip’s top tips

  • The scheme particularly encourages academics from countries with less-developed research systems to apply, although all applications will be reviewed with research excellence in mind.
  • A candidate’s fit with the host institution is very important, so make clear in your application why it makes particular sense for you to work at your chosen UK university.
  • The scheme is not only for professors; applications are also welcome from mid-career researchers who completed their PhDs more than eight years ago.

Despite its name, the British Academy is an outward-looking, global funder. This is with good reason: we represent the humanities and social sciences, which is the study of peoples, cultures and societies, past, present and future, anywhere in the world. It does not stop at national borders. 

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