British Academy is inviting proposals to support bilateral partnership
research chairs delivering a programme of institutional strengthening on
education research in conflict and crisis.
call is supported by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development
Office (FCDO) and forms one part of a wider Education Research in
Conflict and Protracted Crisis (FCDO ERICC) programme.
The main objectives of the chairs will be to:
and expand the research strength of their institutions and more broadly
their impact nationally, regionally and internationally in the field of
education research on conflict and crisis;
the institutions’ ability to support, foster and build strong education
research cultures that can be sustained over the long-term;
- Enhance the support for masters and doctoral students;
- Create research career pathways for early and mid-career researchers;
retain and attract researchers to work with their institutions in the
field of education research on conflict and crisis;
- Develop strong and tangible partnerships between research institutions through the bilateral research chair model;
with the FCDO ERICC programme and relevant Country Research Teams to
contribute to the overall objectives of the FCDO ERICC programme through
- Work with the wider FCDO ERICC programme across these objectives.
The bilateral research chair application must be submitted by a named
applicant in partnership with two named institutions, at least one of
which must be from institutions in the Middle East, Eastern Africa,
Western Africa, Myanmar and Bangladesh. The awarding of a research chair
is a full-time appointment and research chairs are required to spend
half their time in each of the institutions constituting the bilateral
All projects must be ODA-eligible.
Only proposals which aim to support the economic development and
welfare of countries on the OECD DAC list will be supported under this
Value and duration
Awards of up to £555,000 over three years are available.
Applications must be submitted online using the British Academy’s Grant Management System (GMS), Flexi-Grant®.
The deadline for submissions and institutional approval is Wednesday 20 January 2021 at 17.00 (UK time).
Please contact [email protected]ebritishacademy.ac.uk for further information.