Posted on 4 April 2018
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.