British Academy is offering up to 45 postdoctoral fellowships to study in the UK. The UK or EEA nationals are eligible to apply for these 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.
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Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing Postdoctoral programme.
Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded in diverse subjects offered by the academy.
Award: Awards are offered on a Full Economic Costing basis. There is no fixed amount awarded for the Fellowships and the value of the award will vary depending on the host institution. Awards cover the salary of the Postdoctoral Fellow to work full-time on the Fellowship, small-scale research expenses (up to a maximum of £6,000), costs towards the time of a mentor (equivalent to one hour per month for the 36 months of the Fellowship) and the host institution’s estates and indirect costs.
The award can be taken in the UK
Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for scholarship:
- 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 2016-17 competition this means either already having been awarded a doctoral degree following a viva voce examination held on or after 1 April 2014; or having a reasonable expectation that they will have submitted and had their thesis examined by 1 April 2017)
- Applicants in the 2016-17 competition awarded a Ph.D following a viva voce examination held prior to 1 April 2014 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 the 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 twelve months) at a UK university.
Nationality: UK or EEA nationals are eligible to apply for these fellowships.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must be supported by the UK host institution in which they wish to hold the Fellowship
English language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.
How to Apply: The mode of application is online.
Application Deadline: Fellowship application deadline is 5 October 2016.