British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships - 2023/24
14 June 2022
The Department of Political Science is now welcoming applications for the 2023/2024 British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships scheme, with a deadline expected around 12th October 2022, 5 pm
The Department of Political Science is now welcoming applications for the 2023/2024 British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships scheme, with a deadline expected around 12th October 2022, 5pm. Please note the call will be out in July 2022, however guidelines are unlikely to fundamentally change. The British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship offers outstanding early career researchers the opportunity to strengthen their experience of research and teaching in a university environment. The primary emphasis is on the completion of a significant piece of publishable research, and the integration of the award holder into the community of established scholars within their field.
The Fellowship is tenable for three years, starting, at the earliest, on 1 September 2023, in a UK based University or Higher Education Institution. The Fellowship is non-renewable. Currently, the Academy funds 80% of salary costs, with the balance paid by UCL. Research expenses are covered at 100% within the upper limit, which is set at £6,000 over the three years. The application will be in two stages: the Outline Stage (Oct 2022), open for everyone within the eligibility criteria, and the Second Stage, by invitation only (expected deadline Feb 2022).
Main points on eligibility:
- Applicants must be supported by the UK host institution in which they wish to hold the Fellowship
- Applicants must be within 3 years of the award of a doctorate (i.e. with a viva between 1 Nov 2019 and 1 April 2022)
- Applicants may only apply once in the 3 years they are eligible.
- Applicants must already be of postdoctoral status at the time when the Research Awards Committee meets. Applicants who expect to have had their viva by 1 April 2023, are eligible for consideration, but will have to withdraw their application if the examination is not completed on time.
- Those with a permanent academic post are ineligible to apply.
- Applicants must be either a UK/EEA national or have completed a doctorate at a UK university.
Please let Monica Burgess know if there are any questions.