British Academy Small Grants – Internal Deadlines

The call for the next round of BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants will open on 6 April and close at 5.00 pm on 1 June 2022.

We welcome the new electronic Intention to Bid (e-ITB) forms from Early Career Researchers and/or for bids that deliver pump priming / seed corn funding purposes.

Due to the volume of bids that are received by RDS in every round, the internal deadlines will be strictly applied  to ensure that the pre-award team can provide all interested academics with optimal support in a timely manner.

Where ITB forms are received after 27 April 2022 they will be moved automatically to the next round.

The British Academy has provided guidance and FAQs. They have stipulated that all applicants must read the documentation carefully before starting their application.


The call closes at 5.00 pm on 1 June 2022.

Date Action
6 April Call opens – start reading guidance and FAQs.
6-27 April Intention to Bid forms to be submitted via the new electronic intention to bid platform.

At this date, advise your referee that you will be sending them your completed application on FlexiGrant and they will need to provide their supporting statement by 18 May. 

4 May If you are Grade 8 or below and you wish to use the support of an External Application Reviewer (EAR), you must submit a first draft of the application to RDS by this date.

An EAR will not be allocated to you if you send a draft to RDS after this date.

17 May Latest date for you to fully complete your application on FlexiGrant, so it is ready for your referee to complete the supporting statement via FlexiGrant.

Note that the earlier you complete you application on FlexiGrant, the more time the referee will have to review your bid and provide the supporting statement by 18 May.

18 May Latest date for referee to complete the supporting statement via FlexiGrant.
19 May Click ‘submit’ and the form will be sent to BU’s account for RDS checks.
19 – 31 May Institutional checking process – RDS will work with you to ensure compliance with all funder’s requirements.
1 June Submission deadline – latest date to formally submit on FlexiGrant.

If you have any queries, please contact your Research Facilitator or Funding Development Officer.