Research Project Funding

The BIAA offers a number of different funding opportunities, grants and awards to support academics at all stages of their career.

Large Grants of up to £20,000 to support large-scale projects

Purpose

Support is intended for primary Directors of large-scale research projects that address one or more of the Institute’s current Strategic Research Initiatives. Proposals may relate to all historical periods up to and including contemporary Turkey.

Eligibility

Applicants should be leaders of large-scale research projects in any field of the arts, humanities and the social sciences taking place in Turkey and/or the Black Sea region. Applicants must be affiliated to a UK Higher Education Institution. In accordance with British Academy regulations, applicants may not apply for funding to both the British Academy and the British Institute at Ankara.

Application period

A call for applications relating to projects requiring a permit from the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism is usually announced in October. A call for applications relating to all other project types is usually announced in March. Check currently open calls for applications.

Research Grants of up to £5,000 per year

Purpose

Support is intended for researchers wishing to operate within the Strategic Research Initiatives currently sponsored by the Institute.  Proposals may relate to all historical periods up to and including contemporary Turkey.  The BIAA is especially interested in supporting projects that employ comparative and cross-disciplinary approaches, as well as those that seek to establish collaborations with other institutions with a view to generating larger overall project funding.  Organisers of potentially diverse and collaborative projects should identify the main strand of their investigation and the main research questions for which BIAA funding is being sought.

Eligibility

Advanced research at postdoctoral to senior academic level in the fields of the arts, humanities and the social sciences that is related to and/or undertaken in Turkey and/or the Black Sea region is eligible. Applicants must be linked to a UK Higher Education Institution. In accordance with British Academy regulations, applicants may not apply for funding to both the British Academy and the British Institute at Ankara.

Application period

Call for applications usually announced in March. Check currently open calls for applications.

Study Grants of up to £2,000 for fieldwork or other research in Turkey and the Black Sea Region

Purpose

Support is intended for researchers to carry out periods of study abroad in the fields of the arts, humanities and the social sciences. Projects should be related to and/or undertaken in Turkey and the Black Sea region, and should fit within one of the Strategic Research Initiatives currently sponsored by the Institute.

Eligibility

Applicants must be linked to a UK Higher Education Institution. In accordance with British Academy regulations, applicants may not make applications for funding to both the British Academy and the British Institute at Ankara.

Application period

Call for applications usually announced in March. Check currently open calls for applications.

British Academy-sponsored research hosted at the BIAA

As one of the British International Research Institutes (BIRI), the BIAA is able to act as a hosting institution for British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships, Mid-Career Fellowships and Senior Research Fellowships. Applicants may include time spent at a BIRI institution.  Details of available grant schemes may be found at http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding-opportunities.

The BIRI network includes the British School at Athens, British School at Rome, British Institute in Eastern Africa, British Institute of Persian Studies, British Institute at Ankara, Society for Libyan Studies and the Council for British Research in the Levant. See http://www.britac.ac.uk/british-international-research-institutes for further information.

Details

The primary base for a co-hosted British Academy Research Fellowship may be a UK University or a BIRI.  In the event that the primary base is a University, there should be specific arrangements in place for the award-holder to spend regular periods of time during the Fellowship working in association with the BIRI. The institutions involved would need to agree a cost-sharing package to cover direct and indirect costs. The total cost should not exceed the normal total for the grant. Candidates or institutions wishing to discuss the possibility of connecting a Fellowship with the BIAA should contact the BIAA Director.

Eligibility

Please see http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding-opportunities.

Application period

Please see http://www.britac.ac.uk/funding-opportunities.