Scholarship Overview

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Scholarship Type: Merit-based
  • Institutions: The British Academy
  • Funded by: The British Academy and the Royal Society
  • Tuition Type: Partial tuition
  • Degree Program: Fellowship Program
  • Scholarship Amount: Research expenses up to £12,000 and relocation expenses up to £8,000
  • Separate Application Required?: Yes
  • Deadline: 13 March, 2025 (Expected).

Scholarship Benefits

The International Fellowships provide support for a duration of two years, with the award being granted at 80% of the Full Economic Cost (FEC). Applicants have the opportunity to request research expenses up to £12,000 and relocation costs up to £8,000. It is necessary for applicants to provide a justification for the research and relocation expenses being claimed in their application.

Additionally, post-Fellowship applicants might qualify for subsequent Alumni funding. This funding is designed to aid in maintaining networks with researchers in the UK or abroad after their Fellowship tenure has concluded.


Applicants are required to:

  • Possess a PhD, or be in the final stages of their PhD, with the expectation that the PhD (including the viva/defense) will be completed prior to the commencement of the Fellowship. Proof of the PhD award must be provided before any Fellowship award can be confirmed.
  • Have no more than seven years of active full-time postdoctoral experience at the time they apply, excluding any career breaks but including periods of teaching and time spent within industry.
  • Currently be engaged in research outside of the UK.
  • Not have UK citizenship.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in both spoken and written English.
  • Present a detailed and mutually beneficial research proposal which has been formulated in collaboration with a UK-based host researcher.

It is crucial for applicants to confirm that they satisfy all the eligibility criteria detailed in the scheme notes.

How to apply

To apply for this scholarship, click here.

Additional Information

The International Fellowships Programme is designed to assist exceptional early career researchers in laying the groundwork for an independent research career by acquiring experience internationally. The program anticipates each award to encompass a well-defined and safeguarded research emphasis, with the awardee engaging in original, high-caliber research.

This initiative is collaboratively administered by the British Academy and the Royal Society.

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