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Archaeology academic awarded prestigious British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship

Posted on 4 April 2018

Dr Harry Robson has been awarded prestigious funding from the British Academy, the voice of the humanities and social sciences.


Research associate Dr Harry Robson was awarded a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship for their work on the project ‘Exploring pottery use across the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in Northern Europe’.

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships enable early-career academics in the humanities and social sciences to conduct a significant piece of research leading to publication over a period of three years.

This year the British Academy has awarded a record 85 Postdoctoral Fellowships to outstanding early-career scholars, an unprecedented two-thirds (64%) of whom are women.

More awards have been made thanks to a £10m boost in funding from the government’s Global Talent Fund for an extra 40 fellowships, enabling the British Academy to make the most awards in the scheme’s 30-year history.

Chief Executive of the British Academy, Alun Evans, said:

“We are delighted to welcome the largest ever cohort of Postdoctoral Fellows.

“It is particularly exciting to recognise the achievements of so many women at early-career level. This is a promising trend - both for our disciplines and academia as a whole – as Postdoctoral Fellows often go on to stellar academic careers.”

The British Academy is an independent fellowship of world-leading scholars and researchers; a funding body for research, nationally and internationally; and a forum for debate and engagement. Several former Postdoctoral Fellows are now fully-fledged Fellows of the Academy, and over 200 former Postdoctoral Fellows are now Professors working in the UK and beyond.