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British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme (2021)

Posted on 21 July 2021

The Department of History is now inviting expressions of interest for applications to the 2021/22 British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme.

The Department of History is now inviting expressions of interest for applications to the 2021/22 British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme.

A British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship offers outstanding early career researchers the opportunity to strengthen their experience of research and teaching in an academic environment. This scheme aims to help develop the award holder’s curriculum vitae and boost their prospects of obtaining a permanent academic post. The primary emphasis is on the completion of a significant piece of publishable research, and the integration of the award holder into the community of established scholars within their field. The Fellowship is non-renewable.

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 1 September 2021 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  • One writing sample (article or chapter, published or unpublished).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 Professor Craig Taylor (Department Chair of Research) craig.taylor@york.ac.uk.