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

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 and Rowan Williams.

See also


  1. ^ "The British Academy welcomes new Fellows for 2015 University of Cambridge". Cam.ac.uk. 2015-07-16. Retrieved 2016-12-10. 
  2. ^ "Fellows British Academy". Britac.ac.uk. Retrieved 2016-12-10. 
  3. ^ "How our Fellowship is organised British Academy". Britac.ac.uk. 2015-04-09. Retrieved 2016-12-10.