Fellow of the British Academy

Fellowship of the British Academy (FBA) is an award granted by the British Academy to leading academics for their distinction[1] in the humanities and social sciences.[2] There are three kinds of fellowship:[3]

  1. Fellows, for scholars resident in the United Kingdom
  2. Corresponding Fellows, for scholars not resident in the UK
  3. Honorary Fellows, an honorary academic title

Fellow of the British Academy
The British Academy's premises at 10–11 Carlton House Terrace
Sponsored byBritish Academy
CountryUnited Kingdom
No. of fellows1,300 (2016)

The award of fellowship is evidenced by published work and fellows may use the post-nominal letters FBA. Examples of fellows include Mary Beard, Nicholas Stern, Baron Stern of Brentford, Jeremy Horder, Michael Lobban, M. R. James, and Rowan Williams.

See also


  1. "The British Academy Welcomes New Fellows for 2015". Cambridge, England: University of Cambridge. 16 July 2015. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  2. "Fellows". London: British Academy. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  3. "How Our Fellowship Is Organised". London: British Academy. 9 April 2015. Retrieved 10 December 2016.

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