UCL Institute of the Americas



The UCL Institute of the Americas participates in various visiting and fellowship programmes. These programmes allow scholars from different backgrounds to develop their research alongside our academics and strengthen national and international research partnerships.

The Institute’s Research Committee invites expressions of interest (EOI) for the following calls.

Before you begin your application:

  • Read the funder’s call guidance carefully.

  • Ensure that you are eligible to apply.

  • Ensure you can deliver your research objectives within the costs and remit of the call.

  • Contact potential mentors within the Institute.

Some calls have now closed but we are assuming these calls will open at the same time in following years. Please note that call guidance may vary year on year. For all inquiries regarding the application process, please contact our Finance and Research Officer, Sudershana Dave.


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Wellcome Trust Early-Career Awards

Aimed at early-career researchers who are ready to develop their research identity through innovative projects, delivering shifts in understanding related to human life, health and wellbeing. By the end of the award, researchers will be ready to lead their own independent research programme.

EOI Deadlines: Friday 28 June 2024, Friday 6 September 2024 and Friday 28 February 2025

Download the EOI form to apply. (IA)

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British Academy Global Professorships

Aimed at established researchers overseas to undertake high-risk, curiosity-driven research in the humanities and social sciences in a UK research institution. The scheme looks for cutting-edge projects that are expected to add significant value to the UK host institution and vice versa, leading to novel and innovative collaborations.

EOI Deadline: Friday 6 September 2024

Download the EOI form to apply (AI)

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Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Postdoctoral Fellowships

1)  European Postdoctoral Fellowships are open to researchers of any nationality who wish to engage in projects by either coming to EU Member States/Horizon Europe Associated Countries (the UK is a Horizon Europe Associated Country) from any country in the world or, moving within the EU/Horizon Europe Associated Countries. 

2)  Global Postdoctoral Fellowships are open to European nationals or long-term residents who wish to engage in projects with organisations outside EU Member States and Horizon Europe Associated Countries. These fellowships require an outgoing phase of 12-24 months in a non-associated Third Country and a mandatory 12-month return phase to a host organisation based in an EU Member State or Horizon Europe Associated Country. 

Webinars for Applicants: 2 July & 3 July on Zoom. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to attend both sessions.

EOI Deadline: Friday 28 June 2024

Download the EOI form to apply. (IA)

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ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowships

Aimed at those in the immediate postdoctoral stage of their career to provide the opportunity to consolidate their PhD through developing publications, networks, research and professional skills. The proposal can be from a single discipline or a combination of disciplines, but social sciences must make up at least 50% of your fellowship activities.

EOI Deadline: Friday 28 February 2025

Download the EOI form to apply. (IA)

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