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International Research Funding Officer

Scheme at The British Academy

International Research Funding Officer

Scheme at The British Academy

  • LocationLondon, UK
  • Position levelScheme
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconApply by 06 Jan, 2019
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 07 Nov, 2018
  • Start date iconStart date:
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  • Competitive£ 30,000.0 per year
Job Description

International Research Funding Officer

Salary: c. £30k per annum, plus excellent benefits

As the UK’s national body for the humanities and social sciences, the British Academy champions the study of peoples, cultures and societies – past, present and future. Bringing independence, authority and objectivity to complex issues, we contribute significantly to public policy, skills, education and research and help to shape both society and the economy.

Working closely with colleagues, the successful candidate will support the delivery of the Academy’s international research funding programmes and other activities. They will work across the life cycle of grants, energising engagement with available funding opportunities for researchers in the humanities and social sciences in the UK and overseas and ensuring that research outcomes and impact from the Academy’s funding are captured and articulated fully.

The role will require the successful candidate to implement and deliver to a high standard funding opportunities for the research community, including: pre- and post-award management; planning and budgeting; advising applicants, award-holders and assessors; monitoring and reporting on award outcomes; producing statistics and summary reports; and maintaining effective information databases.

We expect the post holder to be of graduate calibre and experienced in grant administration or willing to undergo a very steep learning curve. Ideally, the successful applicant will bring a humanities or social science background to the job and will be familiar with the international research landscape. They will be highly organised and methodical in their approach, and comfortable dealing with changing priorities and tight deadlines.

The Academy offers 34 days of annual holiday, excellent benefits (including a defined benefit pension scheme) and one of the best locations in London.


The recruitment pack including the job description and person specification is available on The British Academy website. Once you have had an opportunity to read through both documents carefully, please send a copy of your CV accompanied by a covering letter, outlining why you are particularly suited to this role and how you fulfil the criteria listed within the person specification. For further information and to apply please follow the link below.

Please also submit a completed equal opportunities form, which will be treated confidentially and separated from your application prior to the shortlisting process.

All applications should be e-mailed.


The closing date for applications is 5pm, 30th November 2018.

All applications received after the closing date will not be reviewed.

Candidates who are shortlisted will be notified by the week commencing 3rdDecember 2018.

If you do not hear from us by this date, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Interviews will take place in the week commencing 10thDecember 2018.

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