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British Academy Rising Star Engagement Awards

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.

Find out more at: http://www.britac.ac.uk/british-academy-rising-star-engagement-awards

Early-career STEM communicators: The Little Event 2016

The Little Event 2016
Wednesday 13 January 2016, 9.30am – 4.30pm, Thinktank, Birmingham

This one-day conference is for early-career STEM communicators who are keen to suck the knowledge and experience out of those who have been at it for ages. It is also an excellent opportunity to make professional and friendly relationships with others in similar work, or to update job-hunting skills for those hoping to take a next step in their careers.

The full programme is being finalised and will be announced in early December.

The price is £45 for BIG members. Non-members can join http://www.big.uk.com/joinbig first for the annual fee of £30.

Register (or find out more) by visiting http://www.big.uk.com/event-2098087