The British Academy, in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society, with support from the Leverhulme Trust, invites applications for its academies partnership in supporting excellence in cross-disciplinary research (APEX) awards. These enable established, independent researchers with a strong track record in their respective area, to pursue genuine interdisciplinary and curiosity-driven research to benefit wider society. The objectives of this scheme are to:

•support interdisciplinary research that is unlikely to be supported through conventional funding programmes;

•promote collaboration across disciplines, with a particular emphasis on the boundary between science and engineering and the social sciences and humanities;

•support researchers with a track record, in developing their research in a new direction through collaboration with partners from other disciplines;

•enable researchers to focus on advancing their innovative research through seed funding.

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