Two Special Funds from the British Academy

The British Academy have just announced two special funding opportunities for post-docs (or equivalent).

Neil Ker Fund
The object of this fund, established by the family and friends of Neil R Ker, FBA, is to promote the study of Western medieval manuscripts, in particular those of British interest. Applications are invited from scholars of any nationality, engaged on original research intended for publication. Applicants should be of postdoctoral status, or have comparable experience. Normally grants will only be given for monographs, secondary works, editions or studies of documents, texts or illustrations, that include analysis of the distinctive features of original manuscripts. Awards are offered to support any aspect of research, including travel and publication. The subvention of publication is not, however, normally eligible for an award, unless there is a need for an unusually large amount of, or unusually complicated, photography.

Applicants should be of postdoctoral status or have comparable experience. Applications are not accepted from postgraduate students.

Level of grant: Awards do not normally exceed £2,000

Duration of grant: Grants are tenable for 12 months at a time. Re-applications for subsequent phases of research may be considered.

Deadline: May 4th.

Stein-Arnold Exploration Fund
The Fund was established according to the terms of the Will of Sir Aurel Stein, FBA, to commemorate his friendship with Sir Thomas Arnold, FBA, for ‘the encouragement of research on the antiquities or historical geography or early history or arts of those parts of Asia which come within the sphere of the ancient civilisations of India, China, and Iran, including Central Asia, or of one or more of these and so that special consideration shall be paid, if possible, to research of this character bearing upon the territories comprised in the present Kingdom of Afghanistan including the region of ancient Bactria and in the north-western frontier region of India’.

Research should be ‘so far as possible by means of exploratory work’, and applicants must be British or Hungarian subjects.

Applicants should be of postdoctoral status or have comparable experience. Applications are not accepted from postgraduate students.

Level of grant: The maximum grant will not normally exceed around £2,500.

Duration of grant: Awards are tenable for up to 24 months.

Deadline: May 4th.

To apply for either award, go to: https://egap.britac.ac.uk/


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