Funding call

The British Council is offering grants to support a programme of international research fellowships.

There are two separate Calls for Proposals:

  • one for fellowships on the theme of cultural relations and climate action, building on our The Climate Connection programme, and
  • one on for fellowships on the theme of cultural heritage protection.

Both Calls have the same application process and timetable.

Grants will be awarded to UK higher education institutions (HEIs), Independent Research Organisations (IROs) or other not-for-profit UK research organisations eligible to receive UKRI funding.

The grants will be used to fund international early-career researchers from selected countries to undertake research fellowships in the UK.

The fellowships programme is intended to:

  • generate new knowledge that builds on or complements British Council data, evidence, insight and expertise;
  • diversify and broaden the British Council’s knowledge base, including through embedding gender sensitivity into research and providing opportunities for knowledge exchange with researchers from the global south and other regions and communities under-represented in global research production and discourse
  • support the international capacity building and professional development of up-and-coming research experts from eligible countries;
  • foster longer-term connections, networks and partnerships between UK and international researchers and British Council staff;
  • promote the academic engagement and professional networking of British Council staff and partners;
  • enhance the visibility, use and application of the data, evidence and other forms of knowledge and insight generated through the British Council’s global programmes and network;
  • contribute more broadly to the UK research and skills agenda (including the UK Research and Development Roadmap and the Research England Knowledge Exchange Framework).

Deadline: 26 September 2022 at 24:00 UK Time.