Member Institutes and the Digital Humanities hub of the School of Advanced Study are inviting proposals from suitably qualified applicants for the 2023 round of the prestigious British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships scheme.

Expressions of interest must be submitted by 25th August 2023

These grants enable early-career researchers to gain further experience of conducting research and teaching in a university environment with the aim of developing their CV and improving their prospects for obtaining permanent lecturing posts. Fellowships are for three years and cover salary, small-scale research expenses up to £6,000, and mentoring support from a SAS academic. Further details can be found here.

British citizens and any nationals from the EEA are eligible, regardless of where their doctorate was obtained. Anyone of any nationality who has a doctorate from a UK university is eligible. If an applicant does not meet the prior categories, they may be accepted if they can demonstrate ‘strong prior association’ with the UK academic community. Applicants must be of Early Career Status, meaning they must apply within three years from the date of their successful viva voce examination. For this round of competition, applicants are expected to have completed their viva voce between 1 April 2021 and 1 April 2024 (dates for 2023 scheme TBC - this is based on the 2022 scheme).

The final application deadline for the 2023 scheme is 4 October 2023 (this is the British Academy's deadline for applicants, including referee statement and organisational approval). Anyone who wishes to apply for one of these fellowships through the School of Advanced Study should follow the process outlined below:

Process: Expressions of interest must be submitted by Friday 25th August 2023 to the director of the chosen institute, copying Descriptions of our institutes can be found here. The expression of interest should include:

  • CV
  • A 100-word abstract
  • An outline (two pages maximum) of the research proposal, including intended publication outputs
  • Identification of potential mentor (if not the director of the chosen institute)

Applicants who are to be supported in the fellowship competition by the School of Advanced Study will be notified by 4th September 2023.