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The Institute of the Americas is a hub for world-leading research in several fields of scholarship, including politics, international relations, history, environmental studies, human rights, development, economics and social policy. Research undertaken by members of staff, associates, visiting fellows, and research students spans the whole of the American continent.

The research community at the Institute is focused on producing ground-breaking research at the forefront of several academic disciplines while contributing to the development of interdisciplinary and transnational approaches to the study of the Americas. It is also actively engaged in research at the interface of scholarship and policy, engaging a broad range of stakeholders, including government, NGOs, communications media, and civil society, in the UK, the Americas, and beyond.

Our Fellowship programmes allow scholars from across the region to participate in, and enhance, the scholarly life of our community. UCL Institute of the Americas Fellows actively participate in a variety of activities by contributing to the Institute’s events, research and teaching programmes.

Our Fellowships are also designed to strengthen the connections with colleagues and universities across the Hemisphere as well as to promote a dynamic flow of knowledge exchange. 

Details of future fellowships and how to apply for visiting fellowship opportunities can be found below.


Fellowship Schemes

The Institute welcomes expressions of interest for the following postdoctoral fellowship schemes. Internal deadlines for applications specific to certain schemes can be found below:

The British Academy

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship

The British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships are three-year Fellowship awards made to an annual cohort of outstanding Early Career Scholars.

***Applications to this scheme are currently closed. This information will be updated when the process for 2018/19 is announced***

The British Academy

British Academy Newton International Fellowships

The Newton International Fellowships enable researchers to work for two years at a UK institution with the aim of fostering long-term international collaborations. 

***Applications to this scheme are currently closed. This information will be updated when the process for 2018/19 is announced***

The British Academy

British Academy Visiting Fellowship

The British Academy is providing academics based in any country overseas (and active at any career stage and in any discipline within the humanities and the social sciences) with the opportunity to be based at a UK higher education or other research institution of their choice for up to six months. Visiting Fellows will work with colleagues at UK host institutions in order to develop new research collaborations and/or deepen existing partnerships. 

***Applications to this scheme are currently closed. This information will be updated when the process for 2018/19 is announced***

Leverhulme Trust

The Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships

The Leverhulme Trust was established in 1925 under the Will of the First Viscount Leverhulme with the instruction that its resources should be used to support 'scholarships for the purposes of research and education.' Since that time, the Trust has provided funding for research projects, fellowships, studentships, bursaries and prizes.

***Applications to this scheme are currently closed. This information will be updated when the process for 2018/19 is announced***

European Commission Individual Fellowships

European Commission Individual Fellowships

The goal of Individual Fellowships is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers wishing to diversify their individual competence in terms of skill acquisition at multi- or interdisciplinary level through advanced training, international and inter-sectoral mobility. 

If you are interested in applying to this scheme, please contact Dr Paulo Drinot, Director of Research, to discuss your project.

UCL Faculty o f Social & Historical Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship Schemes

Other fellowship schemes

Further details of the above, and of other relevant Fellowship schemes can be found on the Faculty's Postdoctoral Fellowship Schemes page.