The Department is very pleased to support applications to post-doctoral funding competitions from candidates working on topics relating to its wide range of research interests. Applicants wishing to apply for an Early Career Fellowship through the Department will receive assistance in the form of feedback on individual draft applications, especially the project proposal. The key schemes are:
The British Academy (BA) Postdoctoral Fellowships provide opportunities for early career researchers to strengthen their experience of research and teaching in a university environment with the aim improving their prospects of obtaining permanent lecturing posts by the end of the Fellowship. Suitable subjects for the Fellowship include any field of study within the humanities or social sciences, with the emphasis chiefly on completion of a substantial piece of publishable research. This will be assisted by full membership of an academic community of established scholars working in similar fields. Fellows will be expected to identify and develop lines of original enquiry in their subject, and to gain some experience of teaching. The 2021-2022 Fellowship is tenable for three years.
The following eligibility criteria apply:
For the 2021-22 round only, BA have extended the eligibility period considering the difficulties faced by researchers as a result of the pandemic. If applicants have completed their viva voce between November 2018 and April 2022, they will be eligible to apply to this round.
Please note that all post-doctoral applications are subject to an initial round of selection procedures within the University. Applications to all schemes are subject to internal review in the Department and Faculty level. If you are interested in applying for a post-doctoral fellowship with the Department on Theology and Religion, please contact Andrew Moss, Senior Research Administrator: email@example.com