Institute of Archaeology


British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme 2020-21

3 August 2020

The UCL Institute of Archaeology is supporting applications for British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships with an internal deadline of 16 September 2020 for consideration of applications.

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British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded to outstanding early career researchers in the humanities and social sciences to enable them to pursue an independent research project, towards the completion of a significant piece of publishable research and enable them to become integrated into the community of established scholars within their field.

This year's call is now open. Prospective applicants are required to identify a suitable mentor in the Institute of Archaeology, and discuss their application with them in the first instance. They should also confirm their own eligibility to apply to the scheme.

For the Institute review, applicants must complete the online application form via Flexi-Grant, the British Academy Grants Management System, and generate a PDF which should be emailed to Jo Dullaghan, Institute of Archaeology Research Administrator (j.dullaghan@ucl.ac.uk), alongside a CV (max 2 pages, A4) by latest 5pm on Wednesday 16 September.

The Institute of Archaeology review panel will assess applications on the following criteria only: quality of the individual applicant appropriate to their career stage (peer-reviewed publications etc.), ambition and feasibility of the research proposal, fit of the project with the applicant's existing experience and with current Institute of Archaeology research.

Following the initial review by the Institute of Archaeology panel, selected candidates will then be mentored through the application process by UCL and Institute of Archaeology staff.

  • UCL Institute of Archaeology deadline: 5pm on 16 September 2020
  • British Academy deadline (incl. Referee Statement & Institutional Approval): 5pm on 14 October 2020
  • Any queries may be directed to Jo Dullaghan (j.dullaghan@ucl.ac.uk)

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