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University Academics Awarded Additional Funding

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Two academics at the University of Kent have been awarded funding under a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship scheme to recognise outstanding contributions towards public understanding of the humanities and social sciences.

Professor Donatella Alessandrini, of Kent Law School, and Dr Sean Molloy, of the School of Politics and International Relations, are among 30 leading academics from universities across the UK to be awarded fellowships.

Worth an average of £116,000, British Academy Mid-Career Fellowships are designed to support talented individual researches, as well as promote public understanding and engagement with subjects in the humanities and social sciences.

Funding from the scheme provides academics time to focus on a major piece of research by obtaining time away from teaching and administration commitments.