Funding opportunities

Select a scheme in the table below for more information on the current funding offered by the Association to support academic research in International Studies.

The association allocates over £80,000 per annum to support research by our members.


Closing Date




Early Career Small Research Grants

  • Current BISA member
  • Applicants must have a PhD
  • Applicants must be within 5 years of their PhD
  • Applicants must hold an academic post for the grant period
A Grant of upto £3000 to cover the cost of research expenses only Awards are tenable for 1-12 months

Founders Fund Awards

  • Current BISA member
  • Applicants shall be undertaking a PhD in an International Studies subject area
  • Applicants shall be undertaking their final write up of their thesis (within 6 months of expected submission date)
A Grant of upto £500 to contribute to personal living costs during final thesis write up period Awards are tenable for one year

Working Group support

  • Current BISA members
  • Working group organisers should have regard to the working group handbook when making funding applications
Funding of upto £4500 per group is available (currently there are 28 groups) Awards are tenable for one year


Postgraduate Network support


Ongoing annual support

  • Current BISA members
Funding of upto £5000 is awarded annually to the group Awards are tenable for one year.


BISA Learning and Teaching Small Grant


  • Current BISA members
Funding of up to £3000 for discrete research related to pedagogy/teaching Awards are tenable for one year.

All the above awards are subject to terms and conditions / guidelines and these should be read before application. By making an application you are agreeing to abide by the current terms and conditions / guidelines. Please note terms and conditions / guidelines are subject to change from time to time.  

British International Studies Association
Charity No:1151260
Company no: 8422260
Registered office: C/O Francis Grey Chartered accountants, Ty Madog, 32 Queens Road, Aberystwyth UK

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