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The British Academy – Knowledge Frontiers Programme

Opportunity NameKnowledge Frontiers: International Interdisciplinary Research Projects Programme
AgencyThe British Academy
ValueUp to £300,000
Indirect CostsEligible at 25%
Duration24 months
Application due to FSc RO at for full review10-18-2023
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review10-25-2023
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review10-30-2023, by 9:00AM EST
Application due at agency 11-01-2023, by 5:00PM GMT
  • To develop new international interdisciplinary research in the humanities and social sciences.
  • To support international collaborations between early career researchers in the UK and elsewhere on internationally focused research projects of an interdisciplinary nature involving the humanities AND social sciences.

There are no themes to this call. It is open to any research focus if it meets the international interdisciplinary focus. The Academy requires all applications to fundamentally involve and integrate both the humanities and the social sciences. 


The Principal Investigator (PI) must be a researcher from the humanities and social sciences and be based at an eligible UK university or research institute, but the involvement of Co-Applicants based overseas is required. At least one Co-Applicant based outside of the UK must be an early career researcher. It is required that amongst the PI and Co-Applicant(s) there is a range of disciplines from the humanities and the social sciences. 

Co-applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria: 

  • Must include at least one early career researcher who is based internationally. 
  • Must be of postdoctoral or above status (or have equivalent research experience). 
  • Can include other researchers based in the UK or internationally at all career stages. 
  • No individual may be a Co-applicant on more than two projects under this call (nor may a PI be additionally a Co-applicant on more than one other project). 

How to Apply

York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency.  For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Checklist, which requires the Dean’s signature.  Please send the complete application, with the finalized budget and a completed ORS checklist to, five days prior to agency deadline.

ORS is accepting electronic applications – the process is outlined here.

For specific questions, please contact FSc Research Services at