To be eligible:

Applications should be within the remit of more than one of the Academies.

The British Academy Remit – In any discipline within the social sciences and humanities and does not include primarily practice-based outputs such as in musical composition and performance, visual practice, creative writing, and film-making. Such outputs will be considered to fall within the BA's remit only when they form part of an integrated project of critical or historical significance.

The Royal Academy of Engineering Remit – Applications are welcome from any engineering discipline. Engineering is defined in its broadest sense, encompassing a wide range of diverse fields, including computer science and materials.

The Royal Society Remit - Natural sciences (including agriculture, mathematics, technology, computer science, materials, medical, environmental and engineering sciences, but excluding clinical medicine).

You can apply for this scheme if you are:

  • An exceptional researcher with a strong track record as an established independent researcher (this can include engineering researchers, humanities and social sciences scholars and scientists)
  • Based at a UK University or not-for-profit research institution for at least the duration of the project

Applicants will be expected to collaborate with a research partner from a different discipline from their own or a different university in the UK.

Before applying, please ensure that you meet all the eligibility requirements, which are explained in the guidane notes. Please also refer to the FAQ for further guidance.