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Express your interest in the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme

Posted on 22 August 2018

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme opportunities, for 2018/19, is now open to expressions of interest.

We are now inviting expressions of interest for applications to the 2018/19 British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme. The aim of the British Academy in making these awards 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.

Before contacting us, please ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria for the Fellowships.
We will support candidates, who can demonstrate a track record of excellent research, evidenced through such things as doctoral funding and/or publications in top journals.

The departmental deadline to submit an Expression of Interest for this scheme is 28 September 2018 and should include:

• CV (four pages max): including your name and current institution, the date of submission of your doctorate or date of your doctoral viva
• A summary of your proposed project (max. 1,000 words)
• One paragraph on why you see the Department of History at York as a good fit for your planned project (max. 500 words)
• One paragraph underlining why you consider yourself to be an outstanding candidate for the scheme
• One writing sample (article or chapter, published or unpublished).

Candidates are strongly advised to liaise with appropriate members of academic staff to discuss informally their project and the structure of their application.

Find out more about the support provided to fellowship holders.

Expressions of interest and any questions should be directed to Henrice Altink (Chair of Research) henrice.altink@york.ac.uk