British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships

Closing date

Expressions of interest must be submitted by 3rd September 2021

Member Institutes of the School of Advanced Study are inviting proposals from suitably qualified applicants for the 2021 round of the prestigious British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships scheme.

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.

Important note: For this round only, the British Academy have extended the eligibility period considering the difficulties faced by researchers as a result of the pandemic. We recognise the impact that Covid 19 may have had on the ability of some researchers to make applications in the past year. If you have completed your viva voce between November 2018 and April 2022, you will be eligible to apply to this round. More information is available here.

The final application deadline for the 2021 scheme is 14 October 2021 (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 3rd September 2021 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 10th September 2021.