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British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships now open for Early Career Researchers

12 June 2018

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The University of Westminster is committed to supporting postdoctoral and early career fellowships. This year we are keen to consider eligible applications from suitable PhD students and early career researchers of postdoctoral standing, whether or not they have a current affiliation with the University.

We will consider applications from candidates working in the fields of:

  • Humanities: Creative Writing; Cultural Studies; English; History, Linguistics; Modern Languages; Museums and Galleries
  • Social Sciences: International & Development Economics; International Relations; Politics; Sociology; Criminology; Psychology
  • Law

The British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships are three-year Fellowship awards made to an annual cohort of outstanding Early Career Scholars.

All potential applicants for this scheme must first submit an application to the University.

To apply, eligible applicants will need to complete a short proforma describing their research and why they have selected the University of Westminster as their host institution.

Please email the proforma to us for selection. Successful candidates will be supported by Westminster through the British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellowship application process.

All applications will be considered on the basis of research excellence: the scholarly importance of the project; your ability to carry out the research successfully; the feasibility of the proposed research programme, especially the proposed methodology and timescale; and your publication record to date. Successful candidates will need to demonstrate in their CV a clear research trajectory and some standing in the field.

All applicants will need to identify a mentor prior to submitting their application. You should discuss your application with your mentor. We will not be able to consider an application submitted without a mentor.

Before writing an application, we recommend that you check the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Guidance Notes, FAQs and guidance on how the British Academy reviews and evaluates applications for funding.

  • All applicants must complete the proforma and submit it by email to [email protected], along with a CV of no more than four pages, by 23:59 on 22 July 2018. Please put "BA Postdoctoral Fellowship Proposal" in the subject line
  • Successful applicants will receive feedback by Friday 11 August 2018

Successful applicants will be supported by their mentor, who will work with them on their application and will guide them as they go through Westminster’s approval process for applicants.

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