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The British Academy's latest development-focused scheme looks at education in conflict and crisis

Top tips

  • Applications will require in-depth coordination between partner institutions, so work should start as soon as possible
  • Despite the title—research chair—research is just one element of the scheme and the successful candidate will oversee a range of elements
  • Research proposals should place a strong emphasis on equity
  • The scheme is Official Development Assistance compliant, so the majority of benefit should be in the partner country

The British Academy opened its call for bilateral research chairs in education research in conflict and crisis on 12 October. Funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, the scheme offers up to £555,000 over three years to cover the salary of the research chair and a programme of research and capacity-building in the area. The chair will submit their application in partnership with two named institutions, one of which should be an institution in an Official Development Assistance-eligible country in the Middle East, Eastern or Western Africa, Myanmar and Bangladesh. The other institution can be based anywhere in the world.

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