The British Academy’s Rising Star Engagement Awards (BARSEAs) are designed to enable established early career academics to actively engage in the work of the Academy and to enhance their own skills and career development through the organisation of events, training, and mentoring activities for a wide range of other early career researchers.


  • Scheme Opens: 26 October 2016
  • Deadline for Applicants: 5pm on 30 November 2016
  • Deadline for Institutional Approval: 5pm on 1 December 2016
  • Deadline for Referees: 5pm on 8 December 2016
  • Final Award Announcement expected: Late February 2017

Applications are invited from early career scholars within 10 years of the award of their doctorate, and ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom. Candidates must also be able to demonstrate their academic credentials to be leaders in research through suitable marks of esteem awarded prior to the submission of the application. Please note, applicants are required to have a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA) champion their candidacy. The FBA Champion’s support is an endorsement of both the applicant and the proposed project. The Academy is unable to assist applicants in procuring an FBA Champion.

Award Value
Up to £15,000.

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