Postdoctoral Fellowships

On this page, we'll advertise any open opportunities for Postdoctoral Fellowships that might be useful to those hoping to come and research at UCL History.

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships

The call is now open for this year’s round of BA postdoctoral fellowships: https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/funding/british-academy-postdoctoral-fellowships

This is a three-year fellowship for outstanding early career researchers in the humanities and social sciences. The scheme provides funding to cover the costs of a 36-month fellowship at a UK host institution, and enables the award holder to pursue an independent research project, towards the completion of a significant piece of publishable research.
Applicants must be within three years of the award of a doctorate (i.e. with a viva between 1 April 2017 and 1 April 2020). If there are extenuating circumstances (illness; parental leave etc.), it may be possible to apply if your viva was before April 2017, but you would need to check with the British Academy. Please note: Applicants may only apply once in the three years they are eligible.

UCL History Department encourages potential applicants to this scheme to contact us if you are interested in basing your work here. If you have a potential mentor in mind, please write to them directly. Otherwise, email the Research Director, Nicola.miller@ucl.ac.uk  

Closing date for outline application to be received at the British Academy (including referee’s statement and HEI’s approval): 16 October 2019

Deadline for receipt of materials at UCL History Department: Monday 23 September 2019. Please send an outline of your project and a short cv to claire.morley@ucl.ac.uk

You are advised to attend the briefing for applicants, organised by the Social and Historical Sciences Faculty, which will present an overview of the funding scheme and application process. Current British Academy Postdoctoral Fellows will also share their advice and experience of applying. Lunch will be served.
Thursday 12 September, 12-1pm, IAS Forum (G17, South Wing)
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/british-academy-postdoctoral-fellowship-briefing-for-applicants-tickets-68969821593
Questions: Luis Rego l.rego@ucl.ac.uk