The British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships are three-year Fellowship awards made to an annual cohort of outstanding Early Career Scholars. The aim is to offer opportunities for outstanding early career researchers to strengthen their experience of research and teaching in a university environment which will develop their curriculum vitae and improve their prospects of obtaining permanent lecturing posts by the end of the Fellowship. The primary emphasis is on completion of a significant piece of publishable research, which will be assisted by full membership of an academic community of established scholars working in similar fields.
[Many universities participate – but this notice in particular, from the Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies, has come to our attention.] The University of Westminster is committed to supporting postdoctoral and early career fellowships. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, along with a CV of no more than four pages, by 23:59 on 19 July 2017. Successful applicants will receive feedback by Friday 11 August 2017.