British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships

Tue 18 August 2020

Member Institutes of the School of Advanced Study are inviting proposals from suitably qualified applicants for the 2020 round of the prestigious British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships scheme.

These grants enable early-career researchers (from Britain and the EU) 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.

The final application deadline for the 2020 scheme is 14 October 2020 (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.


Expressions of interest must be submitted before Sunday 6 September 2020 to the director of the chosen institute, copying Descriptions of all of the 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)

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Applicants who are to be supported in the fellowship competition by the School of Advanced Study will be notified by 12 September 2020.