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British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships

We are 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 have:

  • received their doctorate within the last three years (see the Academy’s webpage for what this entails); and
  • 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.

Prospective applicants should:

  1. Contact a member of academic staff to discuss their proposed project and the possibility of applying through our department. This member of staff will, if both parties agree, act as the applicant's mentor. Academic staff's contact details and their research interests can be retrieved from our People webpage.
  2. Advised by their proposed mentor, complete a project outline on the British Academy’s online application site and, before submitting it, send it as a PDF to Professor Stephanie Bird and Dr Claire Lindsay for preliminary consideration by 28 September.
Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships

Prospective applicants are invited to contact an appropriate mentor in the first instance. A list of staff and their research interests can be found on our People page.

In consultation with a designated mentor, applicants should prepare and then submit a PDF of the complete Leverhulme application form (without the costing)  to  Professor Stephanie Bird and Dr Claire Lindsay. We will select three applications and forward them to the UCL Arts and Humanities Faculty for their consideration. We will notify applicants if the Faculty of Arts and Humanities has agreed or not to support their application. Candidates whose provisional applications have been approved by the Faculty will be asked to prepare final versions of their applications under the supervision of their mentor and to submit them online via the Leverhulme Trust website.

In devising their project applicants are reminded that the Leverhulme Trust places special emphasis on:

  • the originality of the project
  • the significance of the project
  • the ability to judge and take appropriate risk in the project
  • the removal of barriers between traditional disciplines.

Further information on eligibility and the FAH procedure for Leverhulme ECFs is available on the joint Arts and Humanities and Social and Historical Sciences Faculty website.

Deadline: 9th January 2018, 5pm.