Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Thoughts on BA Small Grants & Fellowships

Jack Carswell in action last week
Last week we hosted a visit by Jack Caswell the Assistant Head of Research Awards at the British Academy. The BA plays an important part in the research funding ecosystem: with the demise of smaller grants from the ESRC and AHRC, the BA is one of the few places where those working in the humanities and social sciences can turn if they want to undertake riskier, explorative research.

This may come as a surprise to many. The BA has something of a reputation as a fusty, traditional funder, a kind of Piccadilly gentlemen's club with an academic veneer. An unfair reputation, perhaps, but one that I've duly exploited for humourous ends in the past.

Monday, 24 October 2016

Grants Factory and Early Career Researcher Network 2016-17

We've finalised the Grants Factory and Early Career Researcher Network workshops for 2016/17. Below is the full list. Events are free, open to all, and refreshments are provided. However, spaces are limited, and offered on a first come, first served basis. If you want to come to any of these sessions, contact me.