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British Academy Global Innovation Fellowships, UK 2023

Application is now open for the British Academy Global Innovation Fellowships. Interested applicants are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.

About British Academy and Fellowship

The national academy for the Humanities and social sciences in the UK is called the British Academy. To better comprehend the world and sculpt a better future, they mobilize these disciplines.

The International Science Partnerships Fund of the UK Government provides funding for this initiative. The goal of the £119 million International Science Partnerships Fund is to unlock potential and promote economic growth. It prioritizes research and innovation in the UK’s foreign relations and encourages UK researchers and innovators to collaborate with peers throughout the globe on the most important issues of the day. The Department for Science, Innovation & Technology is in charge of running it. delivered by a group of the UK’s top organizations for research and innovation.


The Global Innovation Fellowship award recipients will have the opportunity to embed and be based in the offices of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace as part of this new program for the British Academy.

Applications are encouraged in any of the five categories below:

  • Democracy, Conflict & Governance.
  • Global Order and Institutions.
  • Nuclear Policy.
  • Sustainability, Climate, and Geopolitics.
  • Technology and International Affairs.

Details about British Academy Global Innovation Fellowships:

Scholarship Sponsor: The British Academy

Scholarship Value: Up to £150,000

Number of awards: N/A

Study level: Fellowship

Host Institution(s): The British Academy


The Global Innovation Fellowships are designed to give UK-based early- and mid-career researchers in the humanities and social sciences the chance to advance their careers and build their networks in the public, private, and policy sectors while also addressing challenges that call for creative approaches and solutions. Researchers in the SHAPE community will get support through the Global Innovation Fellowships to forge new and deeper connections outside of academia, facilitating the mobilization and translation of information as well as the development of personal skills.

Level of award: Up to three one-year fellowships are being offered by the Academy and will be housed in Carnegie’s headquarters in the United States (Washington, DC, or California). These are available as awards with a maximum value of £150,000 for a period of 12 months (with 80% full economic costing).

British Academy Global Innovation Fellowships – Eligibility Criteria

Applicants are advised to meet the following conditions to be eligible for the British Academy Global Innovation Fellowships:

  • There are no preconceived notions regarding the discipline history of the prize recipient, but the candidate will need to show that they have a thorough grasp of the pertinent topics, such as the relevant policy environment and the structural difficulties it faces.
  • Where appropriate, language proficiency is helpful but not necessary.

Starting period of award: By September 2024, Global Innovation Fellowships are anticipated to begin. An earlier start date of March or April 2024 may be conceivable; in this event, the candidate will need to explain how they will plan and manage their move on this shorter schedule.

Application Procedure for British Academy Global Innovation Fellowships

Interested applicants are expected to Log in or register for Global Innovation Fellowships.

Application Deadline: Applications must be submitted by 1 November 2023, 17:00 GMT.

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