The British Academy Global Innovation Fellowships Program in the UK

The British Academy is inviting applications for the Global Innovation Fellowships – Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in the UK.

The objective of the Global Innovation Fellowships is to provide opportunities to UK-based early- and mid-career researchers from across the humanities and social sciences to develop their skills, networks and careers in the creative and cultural, public, private and policy sectors to address challenges that require innovative approaches and solutions. Through the Global Innovation Fellowships, researchers in the SHAPE community will receive support to create new and deeper links beyond academia, so enabling knowledge mobilisation and translation, as well as individual skills development.

The aim is to have a mutually beneficial partnership between the fellowship award holder and Carnegie with each able to take advantage of fresh perspectives and expand their networks and reach. It will enable the award holder to strengthen and create new links across policy and academia, enabling knowledge mobilisation and translation, and the opportunity to develop new approaches and solutions to policy challenges through providing a different perspective.

Applications are welcome in any of the following five areas:

  • Sustainability, Climate and Geopolitics.
  • Technology and International Affairs.
  • Democracy, Conflict & Governance.
  • Global Order and Institutions.
  • Nuclear Policy.

Starting Date: September 2024.

Duration: 12 Months


The award will have a maximum award value of £150,000 on an 80% Full Economic Costing (FEC) basis.


For the Global Innovation Fellowships:

  • The British Academy is inviting applications from early-career and mid-career researchers 
  • Applicants might have expertise from a range of disciplinary, conceptual and methodological perspectives, including analytical, policy and practical perspectives.
  • Applicants must be based in an institution which must be listed as an approving[1] organisation in the British Academy’s grant management system, Flexi-Grant.
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All applicants should:

Selection Criteria

Applications for the Global Innovation Fellowships will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • The research expertise of the applicant in their chosen area of interest from paragraphs 16-20;
  • The experience and interest of the applicant in engaging closely with policy counterparts;
  • The anticipated benefit and impact on the policymaking process in the chosen area of interest and the applicant’s future policy engagement ambitions;
  • The ability of the applicant to engage orally in their chosen research area of expertise, and particularly to be able to provide policy relevant, clear and succinct oral briefings (will be assessed at interview if applicants are invited to interview);
  • Value for money.

Application Process

  • All applicants must register in the British Academy’s online Flexi-Grant system to enable the processing and assessment of their application.
  • All applications must be submitted in English.
  • Applicants are required to obtain a statement of support from their Head of Department as part of this application.

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Deadline: November 01, 2023.

For more information on The British Academy Global Innovation Fellowships Program in the UK, visit the official site.

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