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British Academy/Leverhulme Trust Small Research Grants 2021–22

The British Academy awards £1.25million to small research projects across the UK 

Estimating the effect of crime on house prices, exploring how sleep affects false memory and examining Jewish attempts in the 1930s to counter the rise of fascism through litigation and legislation; these are just three of 143 new small research projects awarded funding by the British Academy.

Altogether the Academy, in partnership with the Leverhulme Trust and a range of other funders, has awarded £1.25million to 143 projects, five of which will be led by independent scholars.

Funding for the Small Research Grants 2021 is provided by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Leverhulme Trust, the Sino-British Fellowship Trust and the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies. 

The British Academy/Leverhulme Trust Small Research Grants funding scheme awards up to £10,000 to academics in the humanities and social sciences – including disciplines such as History, Philosophy, Linguistics, Sociology and Business and Management Studies – helping to cover the cost of expenses arising from a specific research project.

Tenable for a maximum of 24 months, the awards meet a clear need among researchers in the humanities and social sciences as they provide seed funding for pilot and development stages of larger projects and frequently offer the first grant opportunity for early career researchers.

The full list of 2021–22 BA/Leverhulme Trust Small Research Grants can be found on the British Academy website.

Read the British Academy's full media release.

For further information contact the British Academy Press Office on press@thebritishacademy.ac.uk  / 020 7969 5273 / 07500 010 432.

The next round of BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants is currently open for applications until 17.00 on 10 November 2021. 

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