COVID-19 Recovery Call up to £100,000

Published on Thursday 2nd September 2021

Funding call

Funded by the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, this program invites UK and G7-based researchers at any career stage, and active in any discipline within the humanities and social sciences to submit proposals focused on vaccine engagement, including examples of community confidence and hesitancy in Japan, Canada, Italy, Germany and France. Funded by the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Projects can and should build on existing or ongoing research, but should ultimately allow the British Academy to establish an evidence base that can be used to answer the questions:

  • How does context-specific to place, culture, social, political and economic factors shape people’s responses to vaccines?
  • How can we harness existing knowledge to develop, disseminate and employ community-engaged research which works for and with national and regional public health authorities and community actors and researchers before, during and after vaccine deployment programs?

The lead applicant must be a researcher from the humanities or social sciences and be based at an eligible UK university or research institute. The lead applicant must be of postdoctoral status or above. Projects can involve up to three Co-Applicants. Collaboration between researchers in different institutions is encouraged.

Value and duration
Awards of five months in duration and up to £100,000 are available.  Projects must begin on 27 October 2021.

Application process 
Applications must be submitted online using the British Academy’s Grant Management System (GMS), Flexi-Grant®.

Deadline for submissions: 6 October 2021, 17:00, UK time.

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