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British Academy Writing Workshop 2023 for Early-career & Experienced International Researchers

The British Academy is inviting proposals for Writing Workshops in developing countries. These workshops should aim to develop the skills of early career researchers, including supporting and promoting the uptake of their research in journals and publications.

Application Deadline: 9th November 2022, 17.00 UK time.

About the Award: The intention of the Writing Workshops is to support early career researchers in developing countries, working to stimulate professional networks, develop research partnerships, encourage skills development, provide advice on career development and promote the uptake of research emanating from developing countries.

Through the Writing Workshops programme, the British Academy aims to encourage and support early career researchers in developing countries to publish in high impact journals in the fields of the humanities and social sciences, and enable them to develop connections with academics and journal editors based nationally and internationally. The writing workshops are in effect making a career intervention, instilling and aiming to change long term academic culture, and engaging with the wider ecosystem researchers inhabit.

These workshops are required to take place in ODA-eligible countries.

Career stage: Early-career, Established researcher, Mid-career, Postdoctoral or equivalent research, Senior researcher

Type: Workshop,

Eligibility: The lead applicant must be based at a UK university or eligible research institute and be of postdoctoral or above status (or have equivalent research experience). The lead applicant must either be in a permanent position at the institution or have a fixed-term position for the duration of the award. Each application must have at least one co-applicant based in an ODA-eligible country.

All proposals must be ODA-eligible: only projects that have a primary objective which is directly and primarily relevant to the problems of developing countries may be counted as ODA-eligible. ODA eligibility is an essential criterion – projects will only be deemed eligible for funding if they can demonstrate that they satisfy ODA eligibility criteria.

All workshops must take place in ODA-eligible countries.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award:

  • Successful applicants will be invited to attend the three-day writing workshop. They will receive training and support to develop and submit an article to an international, peer-reviewed journal within 12 months of the workshop.
  • Successful applicants from outside Zimbabwe will be offered travel (round trip economy fare), accommodation and dinner, whilst successful applicants from Zimbabwe who live outside Harare will receive appropriate travel support, accommodation and dinner. Lunches and refreshments will be provided during workshop sessions for all participants. Funding priority will be given to qualifying applicants who do not have institutional or third-party funding to support their attendance.

Duration of Programme: The award length is two years. This is to enable and acknowledge the significant follow-on and follow-up activities that a successful writing workshop award will need to undertake.

How to Apply: Applications can only be submitted online using the British Academy’s online Flexi-Grant® Grant Management System (GMS) system.

Visit Award Webpage for Details

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