Postdoctoral Opportunities

Director of Postdoctoral Research: Professor Helen HillsWhere dates have passed, please bear in mind that we expect very similar deadlines in future. 

The British Academy​ 

Details of the scheme can be found on the British Academy website here.

It is important that ​these deadlines ​be followed ​strictly. If RGC don't receive the application in time, they won't be able to submit the application to the funder.  For more information about the University policy around funding application submissions, please see here.

COFUND InterTalentum Postdoctoral Fellowships Open

For information please see: Diptico_InterTalentum_2016 (PDF  , 897kb)


For more information, and to download guidance notes, see:

Henry Moore Foundation Post-doctoral Research Fellowship

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Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

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Webinar Information for Individual Fellowship (Marie Curie) 2016.

The webinars are free of charge and interested participants can register through the website.

Fulbright Awards for UK Citizens

Fulbright offers a variety of awards for individuals to pursue study, research, and teaching in any academic subject at any US higher education institution. Recent opportunities included:

If you have any questions regarding the awards on offer, please contact

Engaging with Government

For information please see: Engaging with Government - Call for Applications (PDF  , 127kb)

JSPS London Pre/Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers (Short Term)

For information please see:

Case studies including former JSPS Fellows who have taken part in this programme can be found here:

JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships for ​Overseas Researchers​

Application forms for the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellowships for Overseas Researchers, with British Academy as nominating authority, in 2016 are now available on e-GAP.

Charles E. Peterson Fellowship

For more information and to apply, visit

Lichtenberg-Kolleg Early Career Fellowships

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AHRC Leadership Fellows - Early Career Researchers

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HRC Postdoctoral Fellowships

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Society for Renaissance Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships

 The Society for Renaissance Studies invites applications for its Postdoctoral Fellowships, which support research in all aspects of Renaissance Studies. There will be two Postdoctoral Fellowships awarded in the academic year 2017-18, to the value of £8000. 

Among other topics, previous holders of the Fellowships have studied the relationship between marital harmony and health in early modern England, influence of Italian pattern books on Welsh country houses, the technical innovations in music introduced on the continent by fifteenth-century English émigré communities, the relationship between the space of the church, its decoration and the administration of charity in early modern Lutheran Germany, late medieval illuminators who worked on ornamenting early modern printed books, and the Paduan apothecary Camilla Erculiani, a rare example of a woman who wrote about scientific questions in the sixteenth century.

Applicants must be graduates of British or Irish universities, and currently engaged in full-time research, part-time teaching or independent scholarship. Applicants must either already have been awarded their PhD no more than five years before 1 October 2017, or have been provisionally awarded their PhD by 31st May 2017, subject to no more than minor corrections. The period of tenure is twelve months from 1 October. The closing date is 31st May 2017. For further details, see