Deadline October 6, 2021

Applications for the British Academy Just Transitions to Decarbonisation in the Asia-Pacific Program 2021 are now open. Ensuring just transitions whilst tackling climate change and biodiversity loss is key to supporting inclusive economies and societies in the future.

This call focuses specifically on the action required in the Asia-Pacific to tackle climate change and biodiversity loss, to identify the potential disruption and opportunity of decarbonising economies and societies, and to recommend options and pathways for communities, workers, businesses, policymakers and the wider public.


  • Awards of five months in duration and up to £100,000 are available.
  • Funding can be used to support the time of the Principal Investigator and Co-Applicants; research assistance; travel, fieldwork and related expenses; and networking costs. Awards are offered on an 80% full economic costing basis.


  • The lead applicant must be a researcher from the humanities or social sciences and be based at an eligible UK university or research institute.
  • The lead applicant must be of postdoctoral status or above (or have equivalent research experience) and their position must last at least the duration of the grant funded by the Academy.
  • Projects can involve up to three Co-Applicants and must include at least one named Co-Applicant who will be actively assisting in the direction and management of at least parts of the project.
  • Collaboration between researchers in different institutions is encouraged where appropriate, and they expect to see Co-Applicants based in both the UK and regionally.


Applications must be submitted online using the British Academy’s Grant Management System (GMS), Flexi-Grant. The deadline for submissions and UK institutional approval is on 6 October 2021, 17.00 GMT.

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For more information, visit British Academy.

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