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Postdoctoral Fellowships

Research fellowships aim to help early-career researchers strengthen their experience of research and teaching in a university environment with a view to helping them obtain permanent lecturing posts.

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships

The English Department is inviting applications from outstanding scholars for the British Academy's Postdoctoral Fellowships. The Academy's webpage British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships provides full details of the application procedure. During their tenure, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to complete a significant piece of publishable research. 

Applicants must be based at a UK university or research institution and are expected to have completed their viva voce between 1 April 2020 and 1 April 2023.  They must also be a UK or EEA national or, if not a UK or EEA national, have completed a doctorate at a UK university, or be able to demonstrate in some other way that they have a strong association of some kind with the UK academic community.

Applicants should contact a member of academic staff to discuss their proposed project and the possibility of applying through the Department, This member of staff will, if both parties agree, act as the applicant's mentor.

With support from your proposed mentor, complete a project outline on the British Academy's online application site and, without submitting it, send it as a PDF to the Stephen Cadywold, Department Manager by 15 September 2022 for consideration by the Head of Department and the Chair of the English Research Committee.

Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships 2023

We welcome applications for the 2023 Leverhulme Trust's Early Careers Fellowship funding round.

Prospective applicants should read the information in

We recommend applicants then take a look at the list of our academic staff and identify the person who would be the most suitable mentor for your project. Applicants should contact the prospective mentor directly by email with their c.v., and research proposal.

Applicants are requested to submit their application, using the form below, to the Department Manager, Stephen Cadywold, s.cadywold@ucl.ac.uk, by 5pm on Thursday, 27 October 2022.  


A departmental panel chaired by the Head of Department will consider applications and forward those shortlisted for review by the Faculty of Arts & Humanities.  Applicants will be informed of the Faculty’s decision by Thursday, 15 December 2022 the latest.