The British Academy invites applications for its knowledge frontiers – international interdisciplinary research projects funding. This supports humanities and social sciences researchers develop international interdisciplinary research projects with development impact in collaboration with researchers from the natural, engineering and medical sciences. Projects should develop new ideas and methods to bear on existing international challenges and to deliver policy-relevant outputs, which could potentially improve the welfare of people developing countries. All proposals must be eligible for OECD’s Official Development Assistance. Proposal that tackle cultural, public and policy controversies, or explore how such controversies have been understood and responded to in the past, are particularly welcome. Controversies may include:
•movements across borders;
•people and infrastructures;
•responses to or understanding of diseases and pathogens.
Researchers of postdoctoral or above status, based at UK university or research organisation may apply as lead applicants. International co-applicants, and particularly co-applicants from OECD DAC countries, are strongly encouraged. Current award holders in this scheme may apply for funding to develop further their original award.
Awards are worth up to £50,000 each for one year and funding may cover research and clerical assistance, research expenses and consumables, travel and subsistence and networking, meeting and conference costs.