British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships

The British Academy is currently inviting applications from early career scholars within three years of the award of their doctorate to apply for the BA Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme.

Applications for the Outline stage of this scheme must be submitted via the e-GAP system, accessible at https://egap.britac.ac.uk. Intending applicants need to register in the system (if not already registered) and should access full details by following the links to ‘funding schemes’ from the personal welcome page, and then the link to Postdoctoral Fellowships Outline Stage – PDF Outline 2014.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 9 October 2013

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

Level of award: Awards are offered on the Full Economic Costing basis, and are normally up to around £250,000.

Summary timeline:
Deadline for submission of applications for Outline Stage: 9 October 2013
Results expected: end January 2014
Earliest Start Date for Research: 1 September 2014

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Aim of the scheme
The British Academy’s aim 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. The Fellowships will be tenable for three years from autumn 2014 in a United Kingdom university or other higher education institution, and are not renewable.
Number of awards and strength of competition
It is expected that up to 45 Postdoctoral Fellowships in the humanities and social sciences will be available in this year’s competition, including awards that may be relevant to the Languages and Quantitative Skills Programme. In recent years the strength of competition for the available awards has been intense. The success rate last year was under 7%, when more than 750 applications were received and 50 awards were made. It is anticipated that the success rate is unlikely to be significantly higher in 2014.
Suitable subjects for award
Suitable subjects for the Fellowship include any field of study within the humanities or social sciences, but please also note the comment below, and the further advice about the Languages and Quantitative Skills Programme.
The remit of BA funding schemes does not include primarily practice-based outputs such as in musical composition and performance, visual practice, creative writing, and film-making. Such outputs will be considered to fall within the BA’s remit only when they form part of an integrated project of critical or historical significance.

Application forms for this scheme are now available on e-GAP:

https://egap.britac.ac.uk

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