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My winning proposal: British Academy goes interdisciplinary

      

The internationally focused Knowledge Frontiers scheme is set to return this year

Top tips

  • Interdisciplinary schemes can be used to extend and develop previously mono-disciplinary projects if you are willing to expand the initial research focus
  • When leading interdisciplinary grant-writing, encourage experienced applicants to mentor the work of early career researchers
  • Be very clear about who is involved and what their role will be when writing the bid—particularly if there are lots of research partners involved
  • Interdisciplinary panels are highly unlikely to be expert in your field, so ensure that bids are written to be as relatable as possible

Funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the British Academy’s Knowledge Frontiers: International Interdisciplinary Research programme is for UK-based social science and humanities looking to lead research projects that cross both disciplinary and national borders. In particular, the programme encourages collaborations with the natural, engineering or medical sciences.

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