Postdoctoral Fellowships

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships 2022-2023

This scheme is intended for early career researchers, with a research record but who have not yet held a full-time permanent academic post, to undertake a significant piece of publishable work.
The Faculty of Historical and Social Sciences at UCL is carrying out an internal selection process for this scheme in order to identify a maximum of four candidates to be supported with their application.
Candidates for the scheme who have a mentor based in UCL History will need to have submitted their application materials to the department no later than 4pm, Monday 17 October 2022.  

Please reference the Faculty of Historical and Social Sciences guidelines on the scheme, including eligibility, before proceeding with a request to make an application with UCL History.   

Additionally all applicants should read the full eligibility notes and visit the Leverhulme website. 

Applying for this scheme via UCL History

1. Candidates identify a potential mentor in UCL History and make contact with them.

2. Applicants, once they have secured the agreement of their mentor, must submit the following documents:

i)    Complete a Leverhulme application form (this replicates the Leverhulme on-line application form) which you will find here: 

ii)    Provide a two-page cv, including a list of publications and their exact status (submitted, under revision, accepted and awaiting publication, published online, published in full etc).

3. These two documents must be submitted to Claire Morley, Department Manager via email: history.hod@ucl.ac.uk to reach her no later than the deadline of 4pm, Monday 17 October 2022.

Applicants will be informed of the outcome of this initial selection stage no later than Monday 31 October.  Thereafter those applicants selected for submission to the Faculty panel of assessors must be available to work on developing their application with the department, ready for the Faculty deadline of 4pm, Thursday 17 November 2022.

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships

The call is now open for this year’s round of BA 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.
Eligibility: anyone of any nationality with a doctorate from a UK university; British citizens and nationals of the EEA, regardless of where they obtained their doctorate.

Applicants must be within three years of the award of a doctorate (i.e. with a viva between 1 April 2020 and 1 April 2023). If there are extenuating circumstances (illness; parental leave etc.), it may be possible to apply if your viva was before April 2020, 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, Professor Nicola Miller (nicola.miller@ucl.ac.uk) (nb she will be on holiday and offline from 29/08 to 11/09, back Monday 12 September). 

Closing date for outline application to be received at the British Academy (including referee’s statement and HEI’s approval): Wednesday 12 October 2022 (17:00 BST)

Deadline for receipt of materials at UCL History Department: Monday 19 September 2022. Please send an outline of your project and a short cv to history.hod@ucl.ac.uk