British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships
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
- Applicants must be supported by the UK host institution in which they wish to hold the Fellowship
- Applicants must be within three years of the award of a doctorate (for the 2012-2013 competition this means either already having been awarded a doctoral degree following a viva voce examination held on or after 1 April 2010; or having a reasonable expectation that they will have submitted and had their thesis examined by 1 April 2013)
- Applicants in the 2012-2013 competition awarded a PhD following a viva voce examination held prior to 1 April 2010 who are unable to offer extenuating circumstances, such as interruption to their academic career for maternity leave or illness, will not be considered
- Applicants must be a UK or EEA national, or have completed a doctorate at a UK university. Any applicant who does not fall into one of these categories must demonstrate a strong prior association with the UK academic community, for example through already having been employed in a temporary capacity (longer than six months) at a UK university
Number of Awards: 45 awards are expected to be offered
Changed Requirement for 2012-13: Unlike in recent years, only one self-nominated referee will be required to support applications to this scheme. The referee should normally be the external examiner, or, if not available, someone else who is as external to the applicant as possible.
Closing Date: Application is via a two-stage selection process. The next deadline, for outline applications for award in 2013, is 10 October 2012. Application forms are currently available on the e-GAP system.
Method of application: Applications must be submitted via e-GAP2, the Academy's electronic grant application system.
Contact the Research Awards Department for further information.